DUI Defense Lawyer in Honolulu, HI Protecting the Future of Those Under The Age of 21 Who Have Been Arrested and Charged With OVUII

 

A person under the age of 21 can be convicted for operating a vehicle with only a “measurable” amount of alcohol.  If convicted, the person faces the following penalties and punishment:

  • An assessment by a drug and alcohol counselor to determine your need for rehabilitation;
  • 10 hour mandatory rehabilitation program, and if the person is under 18, the parent must also attend the rehabilitation program;
  • 180 day mandatory suspension of driver’s license, or if the person is over 18, the court may allow the person to drive for work-related purposes and substance abuse rehabilitation programs after 30 days;
  • 36 hours community service or a fine of $150 to $500.

These convictions count as a prior conviction for determining whether an adult has committed a second or third offense, or is a habitual offender.  However, upon attaining the age of 21, the person may apply for expungement if he or she completes all of the terms of his or her sentence and has no further alcohol or drug related enforcement contacts.

If the minor offends again within five years, he or she faces the following penalties and punishment:

  • An assessment by a drug and alcohol counselor to determine your need for rehabilitation;
  • 1 year mandatory suspension with no limited driving privileges;
  • 50 hours of community service work;
  • A fine of $300 to $1,000.

If the minor offends yet again, he or she faces the following penalties and punishment:

  • An assessment by a drug and alcohol counselor to determine your need for rehabilitation;
  • 2 year mandatory suspension with no limited driving privileges;
  • 100 hours of community service work;
  • a fine of $300 to $1,000

As with any criminal matter it is critical that you speak with a skilled and knowledgeable DUI / OVUII defense attorney who will advise you of your legal rights the call is free the initial consultation  is free what do you have to loose contact us today!