Students who have received an underage DUI and want to attend college will need to learn about school admissions after a DUI. An underage DUI is a serious offense because it comes with secondary charges for drinking underage in addition to drunk driving. But having this charge on your record does not mean that you will not be able to get into college in Miami Beach or even the military. You should consult a criminal defense attorney about your options and mitigating the potential charges against you.
Receiving an Underage DUI: Consequences
In Florida, there is a “no tolerance” policy for drinking underage and driving. Anyone who is over 21 years of age will be charged with a DUI if they are caught driving with a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher. If you are under 21, you need only have a BAC of 0.02 of higher to be charged with a DUI.
The consequences for an underage DUI include:
- jail time;
- court costs (including extra fines for being underage);
- large insurance premium increases;
- license revocation; and
- community service.
You will also, of course, face difficulties applying for college. If you are already in college, you could have scholarships or financial aid revoked.
If you are concerned about your school admissions after a DUI, contact a criminal defense attorney to discuss your options. For a free consultation today, contact an attorney at the Falk & Ross Law Firm. Call us at: 877-663-5110.