Drinking and Driving Under 21

Underage drinking by high school or college students isn’t anything new to local enforcement. With a seemingly endless flow of alcohol and classmates readily hosting parties, many young adults make poor decisions that can influence their futures. Regardless of BAC level, any alcohol consumption by an individual under 21 years of age can result in a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge once behind the wheel.

Getting Convicted

If convicted, a DUI or DWI charge can negatively impact a student’s future when applying to colleges and for future employment prospects greatly. If any drugs are found during the stop for a DWI, you likely will be charged with Driving While Intoxicated under the influence of an illegal controlled substance or prescription medications. Fortunately, financial aid is not affected by a DWI conviction like drug-related charges are here in Texas.

Losing membership to a school club or a scholarship opportunity can dramatically impact a student. It is important to find an experience attorney to handle you or your child’s case to give them the best opportunities for the future. Please contact the Edgett Law Firm or visit our website today to find out what options are available so you do not have your future ruined!

To learn more, call our criminal defense law firm at (972) 424-0760 or visit our contact us page to send us an email.