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Underage OUI Charges

OUI Attorney Defense Minors Against the Zero-Tolerance Rule

Throughout the United States, the legal drinking age is 21 years old — no exceptions. If you are caught drinking, purchasing or possessing alcohol under the legal age, you will be charged with a criminal offense. Accordingly, because it is illegal to drink or possess alcohol under 21 years of age, it is also a serious crime for people under 21 years old to operate a vehicle while intoxicated. The state of Massachusetts has a zero-tolerance rule for underage drunk drivers, and if you or your child was caught operating under the influence (OUI), they will be arrested and prosecuted for their crime.

Penalties for Underage Drinking & Driving in Massachusetts

To be arrested for OUI as a minor, you will be asked to abide by the same rules for determining blood alcohol content as someone over the age of 21. If after a field sobriety test or breathalyzer test it is determined that your blood alcohol content is above 0.02% you will be placed under arrest and charged with underage OUI.

If your arrest was the result of an accident that caused someone injury or death — in which case, you could be charged with additional criminal charges such as wrongful death — you could face a maximum of two-and-a-half years in a jail or a house of correction and have your license suspended for at least one year. You may also be forced to pay fines of up to $5,000. In most cases, the court will also require you to attend a 16-week alcohol-awareness program, and you will be placed on probation.

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