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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 The Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman, 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.

Underage DUI Penalties in Maryland

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:

  • Fines (including court fees)
  • Possible jail time
  • Six-month administrative license suspension
  • Alcohol treatment programs
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device

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.)

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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    Frank Grassi

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    “I was faced with multiple speeding tickets with penalties resulting in numerous and costly fines as well as possible jail time. these charges were accumulated in two counties. Mark was beyond professional, he, in each case, exceeded expectation. Because of his quick and effective results, I was able to resolve all issues, avoid steep fines and penalties with NO jail time. If you value your name, money, and freedom, Mark Sheuerman will get results for you.”

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    “I was recently rear-ended on the beltway by a disbarred attorney. This person claimed that I was at fault due to road rage. The state trooper sided with the person who struck me. This resulted in 6 citations, 9 points on my driving record and $1000 in fines. If the charges would have stuck, I would have lost my license. My entire family would have been severely affected not to mention my livelihood. Thank God I chose Mark Scheuerman to represent me in court! Mark did an outstanding job examining all aspects of the charges, as well as the facts of the case. Having never experienced being in a courtroom before, he went above and beyond to prepare me for the trial. The result of his hard work was a complete acquittal. I can't speak highly enough of Attorney Scheuerman.”

    Bill

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    “He is the best!!!! I had quite a few traffic tickets, and my license was suspended 11 times when we first started. I was facing jail time. He not only spent two hours showing me what to do to get it back, when we went to court today I only was given a ppj!!!!!”

    Lauri Mcclellan

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    “One to describe Mark's representation was AWESOME! Being a first time offender for driving while under a suspended drivers license Mark gave me more than enough assurance that everything was going to be okay. I was so nervous about going to court. When I reached the court room Mark had already settled everything with the states attorney office. Having my case dismissed! I am truly impressed by Mark's professionalism. He was very knowledgeable also educated me throughout the entire process. I am so thankful Mark represented me. He showed me why it is important to have a lawyer represent you. When you could be facing some maximum penalties including jail time. I will be sure to spread his good work.”

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