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Orange County Underage DUI Defense Attorney

Legal Support for DUI Under 21 Charges in Orange County

Are you facing charges for driving under the influence as a minor? Violation of Penal Code 23140 is an infraction. However, minors can face the same misdemeanor charges as adults based on California’s zero tolerance policy. At the Law Offices of Randy Collins, our DUI lawyers know that minors who are caught driving while under the influence are rarely bad kids. More often than not, they just need a break. With our attorneys’ 45 years of combined experience, you can count on our legal professionals to help you and yours avoid maximum penalties.

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Understanding California's Penal Code 23140 for Minors

According to California Penal Code 23140, anyone under 21 who drives while under the influence, or who has consumed any amount of alcohol, can be convicted of violating PC 23140.

In order for prosecutors to successfully convict a minor for violating CPC 23140, they must establish the following:

  • The minor was driving a vehicle
  • The minor was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
  • The minor had a blood alcohol count of 0.01% or higher (as opposed to 0.08% for adults)

A large number of those who contact us for our legal support pertaining to PC 23140 do not understand why they were found in violation. This is usually because a minor’s blood alcohol content does not have to be 0.08% or above to be a violation.

Case Example: Minor DUI Violation Scenario

The following could be used as an example of a person who violated penal code 23140:

Sarah, a 16-year-old sophomore, is at a party with friends and drinks 3 beers. Sarah knows she is intoxicated, so she goes to sleep for a few hours and then drives home. On her way home, a police officer pulls her over and has her perform a field sobriety test. Sarah is still a little sleepy, so she does not do so well. The officer has her use a breathalyzer, which shows that Sarah’s blood alcohol content is 0.011%. The police officer calls Sarah’s parents and cites her for violating PC 23140 since she is a minor and was driving with a BAC of 0.01% or higher.

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