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Karren Kenney

Orange County Criminal Lawyer

Underage DUI

Orange County DUI Attorney

Underage DUI in California

California has a “zero tolerance law” policy for underage DUI that is one of the toughest in the nation. Because individuals under the age of 21 are not legally permitted to consume alcohol, a DUI charge can be made with a Blood Alcohol Level (BAC) of 0.01% or more. Consequences of an under-21 DUI in California include, but are not limited to:

  • Confiscation of the driver’s vehicle
  • Suspension of your driver’s license (or a one-year delay in obtaining driving privileges if you do not yet have a license)
  • Fines
  • Participation in a diversionary/rehabilitation programs

Some medications contain alcohol, including some over-the-counter cough syrups and certain prescription drugs. Because of the extremely low BAC at which someone under 21 is considered intoxicated, it is possible to be charged with underage DUI in California even if you obtained medication legally and took the appropriate dose.

Experience in Both DUI and Juvenile Defense

Attorney Karren Kenney has experience in both DUI and juvenile defense. As a result, she has both the experience and the compassion necessary to handle underage DUI defense. Her philosophy is that most people make a bad decision at some point in their life. She doesn’t believe that individuals should suffer as adults for poor decisions that they made when they were young. Ms. Kenney works tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcome in every one of her clients’ cases.

Especially if you are under 21, being charged with a DUI can be a frightening experience. You probably have lots of questions. How will this affect your ability to go to college or get a job? Some law firms handle such a high volume of DUI cases that they will pass off much of the work onto junior attorneys or even paralegals. These individuals are often too busy to answer questions or too inexperienced to know the answers.

That will not happen with Karren Kenny. She personally handles each client’s case from beginning to end. She believes that her clients deserve her individualized attention. She also feels that building a trusting relationship is key to obtaining all of the facts and constructing the strongest defense strategy possible.

Don’t Delay, Contact an Experienced Attorney as Soon as Possible

Time is of the essence when it comes to criminal cases, particularly DUI. You have the right to have an experienced, diligent, and proven defense attorney fighting your DUI charges.  Call Ms. Kenney today at (855) 505-5588 to schedule a free one hour consultation.