Defending the Rights Of Minors in Drunk Driving Cases

If you are under the age of 21 and have been charged with a DUI in Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Boerne or elsewhere, you have a lot at stake: your freedom, your reputation and your future may be on the line. You want an experienced DUI defense attorney who is intimately familiar with the zero-tolerance laws that govern minors in drunk driving cases. Our attorneys have helped hundreds of minors avoid DUI convictions.

At Danford Law Firm, PLLC, in Kerrville, our attorneys bring more than 25 years of criminal law experience to individuals, including minors, who have been charged with drunk driving. A former prosecutor, attorney Harold J. Danford is the only former director of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s DWI/ALR program who now dedicates his practice to DWI defense. Mr. Danford and attorneys Jonathan R. O'Hara and Thomas J. Hurt offer clients extensive experience and have taken hundreds of DWI cases to court with successful outcomes for their clients.

Texas Has a Zero-Tolerance Policy

The state of Texas takes a very serious approach to cases involving drunk driving by minors, with a zero-tolerance law governing these types of offenses. If you are younger than 21 and are found to be driving with any detectable trace of alcohol in your system, you can be charged with a DUI. Your first offense can lead to a fine of up to $500, an order of community service, mandatory attendance at an alcohol awareness course and the suspension of your driving privileges for up to four months. Repeat offenses could even result in incarceration.

When you hire our DUI lawyers to defend you against a DUI charge, we will conduct a thorough investigation of the facts and circumstances of your arrest, starting with a determination of whether police or law enforcement officers had reasonable suspicion to pull you over and probable cause to arrest you. We will also carefully review police reports, watch any videos, and interview witnesses to ensure that your rights were not violated during the process and that all the proper procedures were followed.

Challenging the Evidence Prosecutors Present

We will carefully examine how field sobriety and blood alcohol tests were administered to ensure compliance with established protocol. We will look at your personal activity in the hours before your arrest to determine whether you ingested prescription medication or other food or drink items that could have produced an erroneous reading on blood alcohol or breathalyzer tests.

Whatever your circumstances, we will aggressively defend your rights. We regularly provide representation for minors throughout the Texas Hill Country, including Kerr, Bandera, Kendall, and Gillespie County.

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