Underage consumption calls for an experienced Murfreesboro DUI Attorney
In the state of Tennessee, the legal drinking age is 21 years of age and anyone who consumes alcohol under this age would be walking into illegal territory if they are charged with underage DUI. In many cases, penalties for those under 21 years of age can be stricter since there is a large portion of underage drinking accidents.
The blood alcohol content (BAC) is lower for those under 21 years of age and it is .02% as compared to the .08% level of the 21 years of age and older segment.
Underage DUI Penalties
If a person is found guilty of an underage DUI charge, then penalties can range from loss of license, a fine and jail time. The severity of each is dependent on the conviction. While these are common penalties, others charges may include distributing alcohol to other people (minors) or possession of fake identification. While the legal system will carry out punishment, insurance companies will also make their presence known as well and may cancel a policy or raise their rates.