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Underage DUI

Baltimore Underage DUI Lawyer

A Baltimore DUI Attorney Can Advocate for You

The legal drinking age all across the country is 21 and no one under this age (except in very few instances) is allowed to consume alcohol. Because of this, many states, Maryland included, have a "zero tolerance" policy when it comes to underage drinkers who are caught behind the wheel. The legal limit for these drivers is much shallower—but the penalties can be just as harsh as those given to older drivers for the same offense.

At Scheuerman Law, LLC, our legal team believes that all drivers should receive every consideration they deserve before the law following a momentary lapse in judgment. This is especially true for young drivers who, with so much still ahead of them, do not need the entanglement of a criminal conviction at such a crucial period of their lives. We know what it takes to assess these cases for the grounds needed for a dismissal or reduction and can ensure your child's case is navigated to the best possible outcome.

Want to start learning your defense options? Contact our firm to speak with our skilled Baltimore DUI lawyers today.

Understanding Underage DUI Laws in Maryland

Underage DUI laws in Maryland can be complex and have serious consequences for young drivers. It's important to understand the legal implications and potential penalties for an underage DUI conviction. Our team of experienced attorneys at Scheuerman Law LLC can provide the guidance and representation you need to navigate through the legal process and protect your rights.

Key points to consider about an underage DUI in Maryland:

  • Zero Tolerance Policy: Maryland has a zero-tolerance policy for underage drinking and driving, with stricter penalties for drivers under 21.
  • Penalties: Underage DUI convictions can result in fines, license suspension, community service, and jail time.
  • Legal Representation: Having a knowledgeable Columbia juvenile DUI attorney on your side can make a significant difference in the outcome of your juvenile DUI case in Maryland.
  • Protecting Your Future: A DUI conviction can have long-term consequences on your education, employment, and personal life. It's essential to seek legal help as soon as possible.

If you're facing an underage DUI charge in Baltimore or the surrounding areas, don't hesitate to contact Scheuerman Law LLC for dedicated legal support. We are committed to advocating for your best interests and helping you navigate through this challenging time.


Underage drivers are held to a strict standard when it comes to blood alcohol content. Unlike drivers 21 and older, whose limit is 0.08%, underage drivers of any BAC reading over 0.02% can be arrested for drunk driving. When they are, most of them become exposed to very same penalties older drivers are.

Penalties for underage DUI in Maryland can include:

If the driver is 18 or older, they will be tried as an adult, and the judge is likely to consider penalties that would be applicable to any other accused drunk driver. If the accused is under 18, their case will be handled in juvenile court for consideration. As with other DUI cases, the penalties can worsen for repeat offenses or when there are aggravating factors (such as when a minor is present, or an accident occurs, etc.)

Being charged with an underage DUI can have serious consequences that can impact your future. In Maryland, the penalties for underage DUI can include fines, license suspension, community service, and even jail time. Additionally, a DUI conviction can have long-term effects on your education, employment opportunities, and personal relationships.

Contact Our Columbia Juvenile DUI attorneys

It's important to have a knowledgeable and experienced Baltimore underage DUI lawyer on your side to advocate for you and help minimize the impact of these charges. At Scheuerman Law LLC, our team is dedicated to providing aggressive representation and fighting for the best possible outcome for our clients.

Don't wait to take action - contact Scheuerman Law LLC today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you navigate the legal process and protect your future.

Our Maryland DUI attorneys can help you with these DUI cases:

No matter what your child's circumstances may be, our firm can help. Our Baltimore DUI lawyers know what the court looks for in these cases and can ensure that not only will any weakness in the state's case be challenged, but that your child can face the judge with their best foot forward.

Start exploring your underage DUI defense options today. Fill out our online form to request a free and confidential case evaluation today with a DUI attorney!

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