Underage drinking and driving kills around 2,000 underage drinkers every year.
The good news is that underage drinking and driving has been on the decline. In fact, since 1991, drinking and driving among teenagers nationwide has gone down 54%.
Being convicted of underage drinking can cause a lot of trouble. In addition to having to go without your license, you also face fines and probations, hours of public service and attend alcohol education classes, not to mention that it will go on your record, making it more difficult to obtain a job or rent a place to live.
An experienced attorney can help guide you through the legal process and, depending on the details and complexity of your case, may be able to get the charges reduced or even dismissed. If you already have an underage DUI on your record, an expungement might be an option to help you move ahead with your life.
Attorney Chris Oring is experienced in defending underage drinking and driving in Wilmington, NC and the surrounding areas. If you’ve been cited for a DUI in New Hanover, Pender or Brunswick counties, give call Chris at 910-763-9925 to schedule a consultation.