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DUI Info #3: A DUI is Different if you are Under 18.

DUI Tip 3


If you are under the age of 18 years old, penalties for a DUI are different than if you are of age. In Ohio, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.02 or higher if you are under 21.

Ohio has adopted a “zero tolerance” policy towards underage drinking; thus, if you are found with any amount of alcohol in your system you will be cited.

It is important to take these charges very seriously and work with an experienced Cincinnati DUI attorney to fight them. A DUI charge can affect a person’s educational experience as well as their job security. When you’re under the age of 18, whether you’re heading to college next year or you are focused on working, this charge could affect your life.

If you are 18 or older, you will be charged as an adult. This means that, along with being charged for driving under the influence, there is potential to be charged with other crimes.

What if there were minors in the car with you? What if they possessed alcohol? What if you had fake identification? Contributing to the Delinquency of a minor on other charges could be filed.

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