San Mateo Juvenile DUI Defense Attorneys

If your child is under 18 and has been charged with DUI, his or her case will be handled through the juvenile court system, a unique branch of the California courts. To protect your child’s future, you need to talk to an experienced DUI and juvenile defense attorney right away.

Juvenile DUI Defense Lawyers in San Mateo

At The Law Offices of Michael L. Davidson, we have defended thousands of clients against DUI charges. Over the course of our 40 years, our San Mateo juvenile DUI defense lawyers have represented many minors facing drunk driving accusations in the juvenile courts.

Understanding the Juvenile Court and DMV Process

A minor who is accused of an offense like DUI is not entitled to a jury trial. Instead, a juvenile judge hears the evidence and decides which penalties, if any, to impose. While the juvenile courts are more flexible than the adult courts, the penalties for DUI can still be severe.

Children under 21 are covered by California’s zero-tolerance law, which means that they can be found guilty of criminal DUI for having a blood alcohol content (BAC) as low as .05.

Juveniles accused of drunk driving can also have their driver’s licenses suspended by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The process is the same as for adults, but under the zero-tolerance law, a minor’s license can be suspended for a BAC as low as .01.

Contact a Juvenile DUI Lawyer Today!

If your son or daughter has been accused of DUI, you probably want to make sure he or she understands the consequences of dangerous behavior like drunk driving. A DUI conviction, however, can have serious consequences, long after your child has learned his or her lesson.

Our DUI attorneys proudly represent clients throughout the entire Bay Area including these cities on the Peninsula:

  • San Mateo
  • Redwood City
  • Foster City
  • San Bruno
  • South San Francisco
  • Palo Alto
  • Burlingame

Our San Mateo attorneys are prepared to vigorously protect your child’s rights by carefully investigating his or her case and looking for all possible opportunities to defeat or reduce the charges. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 650-573-8000  or e-mail us today.

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The Law Offices of Michael L. Davidson
411 Borel Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402

Phone: 650-573-8000
Fax: 650-345-9875
San Mateo Law Office