New Jersey has an extremely strict DUI law when it comes to underage drinking and driving.
Drivers who are not yet 21 and have a blood alcohol content of 0.01% are technically in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.14, Operation by Person Who Has Consumed Alcohol Who Is Below Age To Purchase Alcoholic Beverages.
In addition, the statute makes clear that any DUI penalties stemming from conviction can be levied in addition to other charges, like underage alcohol possession or underage drinking.
Teenagers who drink and drive run the risk of considerable consequences, including suspension of their license, fines, and a permanent black mark on their driving abstract that will make auto insurance expensive or unavailable.
These outcomes can be avoided, call attorney Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9660 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey DUI defense lawyer.