Yes, I have extensive experience representing underage drivers who’ve been charged with DUI/DWI in New Jersey.
The rules for drivers who are under 21 are different, as are the potential punishments if you are convicted.
First, while most New Jersey drivers need to blow .08% or higher on an Alcotest device to be convicted, a driver who isn’t old enough to drink can be convicted if their sample is as low as .01%.
Any alcohol in the system of a driver under the age of 21 is considered evidence of intoxication, which may or may not be accurate.
There are a number of defenses to explore in any DUI/DWI case in New Jersey, and because the thresholds are so low for underage drivers, the chance of machine error or even a medical problem or drug interaction producing a “false positive” can’t be ruled out.
Every case brings its own unique facts to be worked through, but I have helped more than 1,000 New Jersey drivers avoid conviction on DUI charges.
Call attorney Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9660 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey DWI/DUI attorney.