Tampa Underage Drinking Defense Lawyer
You are a local student or an out-of-state minor on spring break in Florida. If you are pulled over for driving drunk, attempt to purchase alcohol, or get caught in possession of alcohol while under the age of 21 at a party, you may face criminal charges. Florida takes a zero tolerance stance on underage drinking. The consequences for young lives are severe and can last for years.
The sooner you get experienced legal help the better. To schedule your free consultation with me, call 813.629.2492. At the Tampa, Florida, law firm of Jeff Keel, P.A. I offer nearly 17 years of experienced help finding legal options to dismiss or reduce the charges you face. Contact me online today.
DUI and defense of your driving privileges
Florida Statute 322.2616 states that it is illegal for anyone under 21 to drive or be in control of a motor vehicle with a BAC of .02 or higher. Whether you refuse to take a breath or blood test or not, your driver's license will be suspended automatically. You also have only 10 days from your arrest to challenge the suspension so it is vital that we address the situation right away.
My criminal defense practice handles a wide range of DUI and underage drinking offenses involving:
- First-offense DUI
- Underage or Minor in Possession (MIP)
- Possession of a fake ID
- Minor purchasing alcohol
- Probation violations
- DUI accidents
- Boating Under the Influence (BUI)
Criminal defense focused on protecting young lives
The fallout from an underage drinking conviction can range from heavy fines and jail time to loss of a driver's license. Other possibilities include loss of financial aid or expulsion from college, or even rejection after admission to college or employment. While probation may be an option you may still face up to 60 days in jail on a first conviction, and up to a year on a second.
Call me today. Your freedom and your future are at stake.
Underage drinking and driving can seriously compromise a promising future. If you, or a son or daughter, face DUI, DWI or MIP charges you need experienced representation immediately. Contact me online today in Tampa, Florida, or call me at 813.629.2492, for a free consultation to learn how I can help.