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Underage DWI in Rochester, NY

Skilled Rochester Underage DWI Defense Attorney

While DWI is a serious criminal charge for a person of any age, it can be especially damaging for those under 21 years of age. Because it is (in most cases) illegal for minors to consume alcohol, the threshold for a DWI arrest is significantly lower. The penalties, however, are often just as severe as those for 21 and over DWIs.

If you or a family member has been arrested for an underage DWI in New York, contact our experienced Rochester DWI defense attorney immediately for tough representation. A DWI conviction can cost you a lot of money, your driver’s license, and even your freedom. When you retain Christopher K. Rodeman Attorney at Law, you can expect dedicated representation designed to get you the best possible results.

Caught drunk driving in Rochester while underage? Don’t take risks with a DWI conviction. Call (585) 928-4193 today for your free initial consultation.

What Are the Penalties for Underage DWI in New York?

Like all DWI crimes in New York, the penalties for an underage DWI can range in severity, and will typically be far more serious if this is your second or subsequent conviction. Your first DWI conviction could cost you:

  • Up to one year in jail
  • A fine of at least $500, and up to $1000
  • A suspended driver’s license for 6 months
  • A prior can be used against you in future DWI cases
  • Huge increase in insurance premiums

For many minors, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Overzealous prosecutors often try to “send a message” to minors accused of DWI and pursue many other charges based on the unique circumstances of the case.

These charges include, but are not limited to:

  • Minor in possession of alcohol
  • Distributing alcohol to other minors
  • Soliciting alcohol
  • Charges related to a fake ID
  • Other traffic violations

What Is the Underage DWI BAC limit in NY?

New York has a Zero Tolerance Law for drivers who are under the age of 21, prohibiting them from driving with a BAC of .02% or more. If an underage driver is caught driving with a BAC of .02%, but not greater than .07%, they can face a license suspension for six months. This is significantly lower than the BAC threshold for adults over 21, which is 0.08%.

Enlist Aggressive Defense for Your Underage DWI Case

The fact is underage DWI charges are too serious to take a risk with. While I can’t guarantee any specific case results, I can promise to put my 22 years of criminal law experience to work for you when you hire Christopher K. Rodeman Attorney at Law. I am not only a Rochester DWI defense lawyer but also a former prosecutor, giving me a unique understanding of how the state will build their case against you, and more importantly, how to weaken it.

Call (585) 928-4193 or contact me online to get started on your underage DWI defense.

Why Hire Christopher K. Rodeman?

Dedicated to Providing Detailed Attention & Care to Each Case
  • Former DWI Bureau Chief for Monroe County DA's Office
  • Experience as a Special Assistant District Attorney
  • Flat-Rate Pricing for Cases Involving DWI
  • 24/7 Availability for Emergency Calls
  • Affordable Payment Plans
  • Over 20 Years of Experience


Helping Clients Move Forward

    Mr. Rodeman was able to get us the plea deal we needed from a difficult judge. He was honest and up front about the difficulties we could face, but prevailed to help us resolve our issue.

    - Ray

    Chris is down to earth, caring and understanding about the situation. He is very likeable and very well connected and never stops working for you until completion. Things turned out very favorable for us and we are grateful.

    - Boylin

    Chris made what could have been a horrible situation into a much more manageable one and in the process helped turn my life around as well.

    - Bob S

    Mr Rodeman knows the system and its players from his days as a prosecutor. He is extremely professional, non-judgemental, and so competent in court. I could go on and on about how much we appreciate his help in our case.

    - Kiki France-Perry

    He is truly a phenomenal lawyer.


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