Long Island Underage DWI Charges
Proven & Reliable DWI Attorney for Long Island
If your child face has been charged with underage
DWI, we encourage you to get ahold of our equipped and dedicated team at The
Law Offices of Scott Gross, P.C. Our criminal defense attorney for Long
Island can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. The state
of New York punishes underage drinking and driving very heavily, so it
is important to fight these charges together with a competent lawyer.
Consequences for a first underage drinking and driving offense may include:
- 6 months driver's license suspension with $100 required fee for suspension
- $125 civil penalty
- Installation of an ignition interlock device
- Mandatory enrollment in the New York Drinking Driver Program
Don't miss out on utilizing our attorney's
former prosecutorial experience and his smart underage DWI defense strategies. We can help you protect
your child's driving privileges and your insurance rates.
Legal Drinking Age & Driving
The United States has one of the highest drinking ages in the world at
21 years old. By comparison, a young person can apply for his or her driver's
license in the state of New York at just 16 years of age. This disparity
between the legal drinking and driving age has become an issue for some
Another difficult factor is the contrast between state and federal laws
and the reality of youth life in America. While the drinking age may be
more restrictive here than in other countries, obtaining alcohol as a
young person in the United States is easy. Many young people drink regularly
before turning 21 years old.
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), however, these laws
have value. An estimated 25,000 lives have been saved because of the federal
drinking age restrictions, while drunk driving-related crashes are reduced
by at least 16 percent. Parents can help their kids in this regard. Studies
show that parental influence can reduce a child's likelihood of drinking
underage by as much as 30 percent.
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Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious crime in every state, and
in the state of New York, it is no exception. Being convicted of underage
drunk driving can have lasting repercussions on your future. We are here
to help you get a second chance.
Contact The Law Offices of Scott Gross, P.C.
to set up your free case review.