Defense for College Students Facing Drunk Driving Charges

A bright future can get derailed in an instant when an underage college student makes the mistake of getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Even if the underage driver is not considered to be legally drunk, having even a minimal amount of alcohol can result in a criminal record that can affect future employment prospects, result in the loss of a driver's license or even result in a jail sentence.

With so much at stake, experienced legal representation is essential. I am Glenn R. Bruno, Esq., a DWI defense lawyer in Poughkeepsie with more than 20 years of experience. I have handled numerous underage college drinking cases, and I am committed to protecting your future.

I can represent students at all of the local colleges and educational institutions, including Vassar College, Marist College, the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and SUNY New Paltz. Call 845-206-4501 locally, toll free 888-324-0551. If you prefer, you can send me an e-mail to schedule a free in-office or telephone consultation.

Zero Tolerance for Individuals Under the Age of 21

Zero tolerance is an administrative remedy that is available to drivers under the age of 21. It is important to note that this is only available when the district attorney consents to a transfer and the judge orders the transfer of the case to an administrative law judge.

If the case is transferred under the zero tolerance law and the minor has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of at least .02 and less than .07, the minor may face suspension of his or her license after an administrative hearing. If the minor's BAC is more than .05 and less than .08, the minor may also face criminal charges for DWAI. If the minor has a BAC of .08 or more, the minor may face criminal charges for DWI.

Because of the complexity of the zero tolerance process, it is important to protect your rights and your future with a quality and skilled legal defense that is designed to help achieve the best possible outcome.

Contact a Hudson Valley Student DWI Defense Lawyer

If you are a college student who has been charged with an alcohol-related crime, or if you are the parent of a minor who has been charged with this type of offense, get skilled legal help right away. Contact me, a Poughkeepsie DWI defense attorney, online or call toll free at 888-324-0551 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. If your busy schedule requires an evening appointment, that can be arranged.