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Experienced Defense Attorneys for Minors in Wisconsin

Were you or your child charged with underage drinking and driving? The penalties for teenagers and young adults who are caught driving under the influence (DUI) can be severe and have lasting consequences. If you are facing charges, it is crucial that you seek legal representation as soon as possible.

At Melowski & Singh, we have extensive experience representing clients in DUI cases, including underage DUI. Our team of Sheboygan underage DUI attorneys is well-versed in the laws and penalties in Wisconsin and has helped numerous clients obtain successful outcomes in their cases. We are prepared to put our knowledge and resources to work for you.

To discuss your situation with an experienced lawyer, call (920) 294-1414 or contact us online to request a free initial consultation with our Sheboygan underage DUI attorneys.

What Is an Underage DUI in Wisconsin?

In Wisconsin, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase or consume alcohol. It is also illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.02% or higher. If a minor is found driving with any amount of alcohol in their system, they can be charged with DUI.

Underage DUI is a serious criminal charge that can result in a wide range of penalties, including fines, probation, community service, and mandatory alcohol education. You can also face mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device (IID) in your vehicle, even if you are not yet old enough to drive. You may also be required to serve time in a juvenile detention center, and your driver’s license can be suspended for an extended period of time.

At Melowski & Singh, we understand the gravity of these types of charges and can help you explore your legal options. Our Sheboygan underage DUI attorneys are prepared to aggressively advocate for your rights and fight to protect your future.

Can You Get a DUI Under 21 with No Alcohol?

Yes, you can be charged with an underage DUI in Wisconsin even if you have not consumed any alcohol. If you are under 21, it is illegal for you to drive with any detectable amount of alcohol in your system. This means that, if a police officer pulls you over and you have a BAC of 0.01%, you can be charged with underage DUI.

It is important to note that you can also be charged with underage DUI if you are under the influence of certain drugs. This can include both illegal drugs and prescription medications that impair your ability to drive safely. If you are driving erratically or swerving in and out of lanes, a police officer may suspect that you are under the influence and pull you over. If the officer has reason to believe that you are impaired, they can arrest you for underage DUI, even if your BAC is below the legal limit of 0.08%.

How Long Does an Underage DUI Stay on Your Record in Wisconsin?

Being charged with underage DUI can have a lasting impact on your future. In addition to the immediate consequences—such as fines, probation, and a suspended driver’s license—the charge will also appear on your criminal record. This can make it difficult to get a job or find housing in the future.

Fortunately, there may be a way to avoid these long-term consequences. In Wisconsin, you may be able to have your underage DUI conviction expunged from your record. However, there are certain requirements that must be met, and not all individuals are eligible for expungement. An experienced Sheboygan underage DUI attorney can help you understand whether you qualify and, if so, can guide you through the process.

How Long Do You Lose Your License for a DUI Under 21 in Wisconsin?

In Wisconsin, if you are under 21 and are convicted of DUI, your driver’s license will be suspended. The length of the suspension will depend on several factors, including whether it is your first offense and whether you took a chemical test to determine your BAC.

If it is your first offense and you submitted to a chemical test, your license will be suspended for:

  • 6 months for a BAC of 0.02% or higher but less than 0.08%
  • 9 months for a BAC of 0.08% or higher

If it is your first offense and you refused a chemical test, your license will be suspended for:

  • 1 year for a BAC of 0.02% or higher but less than 0.08%
  • 1 year and 6 months for a BAC of 0.08% or higher

If you are convicted of underage DUI and it is not your first offense, the penalties will be more severe. For a second or subsequent offense, your license will be suspended for:

  • 1 year for a BAC of 0.02% or higher but less than 0.08%
  • 1 year and 6 months for a BAC of 0.08% or higher

If you are convicted of underage DUI and your BAC is 0.15% or higher, your license will be suspended for 1 year, regardless of whether it is your first offense or a subsequent offense.

It is important to note that you can face additional license suspension if you refuse to submit to a chemical test. If you refuse a test, your driver’s license will be automatically suspended for 1 year. You can request an administrative hearing to fight the suspension, but you only have 10 days from the date of your arrest to do so. A Sheboygan underage DUI attorney can help you request a hearing and represent you at the hearing to present the strongest possible defense.

How Can You Get Out of a DUI Under 21?

If you are under 21 and are facing DUI charges, it is important to remember that you have the right to an attorney. An experienced lawyer can help you understand your legal options and develop a strong defense strategy.

When you work with Melowski & Singh, we will conduct a thorough investigation into your case to determine whether any of the following defenses may be available to you:

  • Illegal stop: A police officer must have reasonable suspicion to pull you over. If the officer did not have reasonable suspicion, any evidence obtained during the stop may be inadmissible in court.
  • Inaccurate field sobriety tests: Field sobriety tests are notoriously unreliable. If the officer who administered the tests did so incorrectly, the results may not be accurate.
  • Inaccurate chemical tests: Chemical tests, such as breath tests and blood tests, are also not always accurate. They can be affected by a wide range of factors, including the machine used to administer the test, the conditions under which the test was taken, and the method used to analyze the sample. If the test was not conducted properly or the results are questionable, we can work to have the evidence suppressed.
  • Improper handling of evidence: The police must follow certain protocols when collecting and handling evidence. If the police lost or contaminated the evidence, it may be inadmissible in court.

We will fight to protect your rights and your future. Our attorneys can help you explore your legal options and determine the best way to proceed.

Our Sheboygan Underage DUI Lawyers Can Help

If you are facing DUI charges, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. The sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner they can begin building your defense and protecting your rights.

At Melowski & Singh, we are passionate about helping clients navigate the legal system and fight for their freedom. We understand the challenges you are facing and are prepared to provide the exceptional legal services you need and deserve.

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We Always Pursue the Best Possible Outcome for Our Clients
  • First OWI With .198 Blood Test Result Not Guilty
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
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  • Third OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .11 Blood Test Result Not Guilty
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  • First OWI With .11 Blood Test Result Charges Reduced
  • Operating with a Restricted Controlled Substance Charge Reduced
  • Headline-Making Victory Not Guilty
  • Third Offense With Mandatory 45 Days Charge Reduced
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
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  • OWI Driving in Bike Lane Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .23 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .158 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • Second OWI Chemical Test Refusal Charge Reduced
  • Fourth OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .13 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .09 Breath Test Result Charges Reduced
  • Delivery Client OWI Charge Reduced
  • Second OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .196 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • Second OWI With .175 Blood Test Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .22 Blood Test Result Not Guilty
  • Complete Dismissal of Third OWI Case Dismissed
  • OWI Based Upon Heroin Consumption With Minor in Vehicle Case Dismissed
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • After Two Years There's a Verdict Charges Reduced
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  • First OWI With .153 Blood Test Result Charges Reduced
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  • First OWI With .12 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • Second OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • Complete Acquittal in Milwaukee County
  • Second OWI Offense Not Guilty
  • Sixth OWI Offense Case Dismissed
  • First OWI Chemical Test Refusal Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .196 Blood Test Result Case Dismissed
  • First OWI Offense Case Dismissed
  • Third OWI Offense Case Dismissed
  • First OWI With .166 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • Third OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • OWI - Homicide Charges Reduced
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  • Sixth OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .138 Blood Test Result Charges Reduced
  • First OWI With .11 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • Second OWI With .10 Blood Test Not Guilty
  • OWI-2nd/PAC-2nd With .232 Blood Test Not Guilty
  • First OWI With .14 Blood Test Result Charges Reduced
  • CDL Client's Career is Saved Charge Reduced
  • OWI-1st/Refusal of Chemical Test Charges Reduced
  • First OWI Chemical Test Refusal Charge Reduced
  • OWI-1st With Refusal of Chemical Test Charge Reduced
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • Second OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • Third OWI With .20 blood test result Case Dismissed
  • Fourth OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .182 Blood Test Result Charges Reduced
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