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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!

Rave Reviews from
Happy Clients

  • I felt very confident in his ability to represent me.

    “I contacted Mark via email regarding several traffic violations. He responded that same day and was able to meet with me in person the next evening! Mark is very personable and knowledgeable and I felt very confident in his ability to represent me. He was well prepared for my hearings and was able to secure the best possible outcomes. I will definitely recommend Mark to any of my friends or family needing legal counsel.”

    Keely S.

  • Awesomec

    “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.”

    Morgan C

  • Mark Is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “I was really sweating my ticket for 106 in a 55. Mark showed up, handled his business and got me a FULL ACQUITTAL. This man knows the law and forces the state to meet its burden of proof, like I've never seen before. Priced very fairly and you can't get better representation, believe me, I have tried. I have used a lot of attorneys but none took care of me like this man. I will never use another, that's for sure. Thanks Mark!!!!”

    Dave R

  • The best there is

    “Facing 4 charges against me, including DWI and DUI which if charged I would lose my job. Mark was excited from Day 1 that we have a great case and he is going to do what he can to make sure that we get the best outcome for me, he gave me very detailed instructions on how to help better my case so that we can be prepared in court. Long story short, we beat the case and it was a complete acquittal. Thank you for everything Mark, I recommend you to anybody.”

    Ves

  • Awesome Lawyer

    “Thank you sincerely Mark for your outstanding work. compassion and attention to detail. Without you we would not have received the amazing and favorable outcome. Mark Scheuerman is a First Class lawyer and we highly recommend him to anyone going through the frightening time of facing criminal charges. From the moment we met with him in his office he professionally answered all our questions and explained the process in a way to help us understand and to put us at ease. Don't delay and hire Mark, you will no doubt be as extremely grateful and impressed as we will forever remain.”

    Daisy H