Legal Question in DUI Law in Georgia

under age driving @ .1 @ 16 years of age

My daughter was caught by her school being with other girls

drinking and driving to school late. She was tested @ school and blew a .1, legally drunk in Ga is .8. Ga is a no tolerance DUI state. What might I expect the state to do in this case, such as suspend lisc., etc.? Thanks

Asked on 3/08/05, 9:43 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Glenn M. Lyon, Esq. MacGREGOR LYON, LLC, Business Attorneys

Re: under age driving @ .1 @ 16 years of age

Georgia, as in many other states, have very strict laws when it comes to DUI and underage or under 21 offenders. I would highly recommend contacting a DUI attorney. If you would like the names of some DUI attorneys, I would be more than happy to give them to you.

If you would like to discuss any issues further, please feel free to contact my office. My contact information is below. Thank you.

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Answered on 3/08/05, 9:47 am

Jim Hough Thomas J. Hough, Jr., P.C.

Re: under age driving @ .1 @ 16 years of age

First and foremost, the .08 standard does not apply to drivers under 21. Theirs is a much stricter standard. From the way you described her results, I am not clear whether she was .01 or .1. You will definitely need legal representation.

Was she also charged with underage in possession? This could complicate matters somewhat.

If you wish to speak further, please call.

Jim Hough


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Answered on 3/08/05, 10:05 am

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