Minors charged with alcohol offenses need legal representation

In the state of Michigan, zero tolerance laws apply to any individual under age 21 who drives with any amount of alcohol in his or her system. In addition, minors in possession of alcohol may be charged with a crime even when not behind the wheel.

While the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for drivers age 21 and older is 0.08, drivers under the age of 21 can receive a drunk driving charge if their BAC is 0.02 or higher. An exception exists if the person consumed the alcohol in conjunction with an established religious ceremony.

For a first offense, a driver under age 21 with a … read more

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