Representing Underage DUI Clients
Underage drivers face especially harsh consequences if they are caught driving drunk. In addition to the criminal penalties, drivers under the age of 21 face the loss of their driver’s licenses for an extended period of time.
If you or your son or daughter have been arrested, it is critical to take action to protect your rights and your driver’s license. Contact the Cohen & Hirsch to speak with an attorney about fighting loss of license and other consequences of a DUI conviction.
A Thorough Approach To Underage DUI Defense
When our Atlanta, Georgia, attorneys handle your DUI defense case, we examine every element. We begin with the traffic stop. Did the police officer have reasonable articulable suspicion to make the traffic stop? Traffic offenses such as speeding, weaving in and out of lanes of traffic or having a taillight out can give rise to reasonable suspicion. Roadblocks at which every driver was examined are also a legitimate way to stop drunk drivers.
Our attorneys then examine the interaction between the police officer and the underage driver, looking for violations of the law that could weaken the prosecution’s case. We look for incorrectly administered field sobriety tests, statements taken without the proper Miranda warnings, and improperly calibrated Intoxilyzer 5000 breathalyzer machines.
There is a great deal to examine in an underage DUI case. When it’s appropriate, our lawyers partner with highly-regarded experts who can build strong and effective defenses to the charges you face.