Under 21 DUIs In Kansas
All DUI charges are taken very seriously in Kansas, and DUIs involving people under the age of 21 are prosecuted particularly aggressively. Specifically, these under 21 DUIs have a much lower threshold for what is considered "driving under the influence," and can yield more severe consequences than the same crime committed by an adult.
If you've been arrested for DUI, contact Gigstad Law Office, LLC for aggressive defense. We believe that a youthful mistake shouldn't cost you your future, and will tirelessly defend your rights and freedom when you retain our firm. Attorney Robert Gigstad is a top-rated DUI lawyer, and received the Avvo Clients' Choice award for DUI representation in 2014.
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Penalties for an Under 21 DUI
In many cases, under 21 DUIs carry more severe consequences than their adult counterparts. Additionally, a charge for underage DUI could come with a number of related charges, all of which have their own set of penalties. Beyond the legal consequences, your auto insurance may be terminated, or will at least be subject to a rate increase.
The consequences for your first under 21 DUI can include:
- Up to 30 day license suspension
- Up to 1 year in jail
- As much as $1000 in fines
- License restriction for 330 days
The penalties for a second or subsequent DUI arrest are even more severe, and can mean more jail time, higher fines, and a suspended license for up to a year. For this reason, it is crucial to retain a skilled Overland Park DUI attorney as soon as possible after your arrest.
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A Lower Legal Limit
Most people are aware of the legal limit for blood alcohol content; if you test at .08% BAC or above, you're considered to be driving under the influence. However, the limit is much lower for those under 21 years of age, just .02%. This means that nearly any amount of alcohol consumed could potentially put you at risk for a DUI. The penalties are more severe if you are over .08%, and additional sentence enhancements can be assessed if your BAC is greater than .15%.
It isn't just illegal to drink and drive as a minor – in most cases, it's illegal to drink or possess alcohol altogether.
When minors are arrested for DUI, they are often charged with additional crimes, including:
- Minor in possession
- Distributing alcohol to minors (if other drunk, underage people were in the car)
- Violations of child endangerment laws
- Possession of false identification (fake IDs are illegal!)
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Robert assisted me in doing something I didn't know was possible - finally putting a bad decision I made 14 years ago behind me. Although I appreciated his professional and respectful approach to his work, I hope I never need his services again. If I do however, I would not hesitate to call him.DUI Client
Extremely responsive, straight talking attorney that carries himself like none I have ever used in the past. Treated me like he was providing a service, rather than doing me a favor by taking my case. Gave me his opinion of my case and his recommendation on how he would approach it but let me make the final decisions. In the end he negotiated a deal with the prosecuting attorney that was better than I thought possible. Zero jail time and minimum fines totaling $250(maximum was $2500). Now, 6 months later he was able to get all of my remaining probation time terminated for good behavior. During that time he also helped out with a lease agreement for a rental property, and a bid contract. Considering the level of service I received and the results I got, in the future I won’t use anyone else.Criminal Defense Client
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I highly recommend Mr. Gigstad for your legal needs. He is very adept at guiding you to the very best scenario for your particular situation. He helped my husband and I with a case that would have required us to travel to Kansas had we not hired him. He made it possible for us to stay here in Florida as he went to all of our court appearances, negotiated so we would receive the lightest possible court penalties, including negotiating for the lowest fine that the court would accept. As a bonus, Mr. Gigstad is extremely reasonable! If you would like to get the best outcome for your case, hire Mr. Gigstad!Lindy
This was the first time I needed legal advice. Robert Gigstad did a great job helping me out. He walked me through everything and was always available the entire time. I highly recommend Robert Gigstad.Tyler
I was freaked out when I came to him, but Mr. Gigstad was able to help calm me down and get everything worked out for me with my DUI. I hope I don't get in trouble and need him again, but I would gladly recommend his services.Davis
Robert quickly found out what actions I could pursue with the moving violation I received. He took care of everything for me, and all I had to was give him the paperwork. I highly recommend Robert for consultation as my moving violation was skillfully changed to a non-moving violation and kept off my record/insurance.Mike
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