Under Age DUI in Arizona

Defending Against DUI Charges in Chandler

Under Age DUI

If you were under 21 at the time you were stopped for DUI, you may also be charged with an Underage DUI. Because Arizona is a Zero Tolerance state it is a criminal DUI offense for driver under the age of 21 to drive with even a small amount of alcohol in their system.

Penalties For An Underage DUI

Underage Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a class 2 misdemeanor, punishable by the following maximum and minimum penalties:

  1. Jail time = 4 months
  2. Fines = $750 (plus 83% surcharge)
  3. Probation = 2 years
  4. Mandatory 2-year license suspension (with possibility of restricted privileges with installation of interlock device)
  5. Possible alcohol screening and recommended follow-up treatment
  6. Possible DUI Impact Panel
  7. Possible SR22 insurance

Additional Charges

A person found to be drinking underage may also be charged with the following, among others:

  • Minor in Possession
  • Open Container
  • Misdemeanor DUI
  • Fake ID
  • Soliciting Alcohol

Some insurance companies may also terminate or refuse to renew an auto-policy after the insured receives an underage DUI.