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What to Do When Your Teen Is Charged with a DUI in Texas

You love your child no matter what bad decisions they make, and teens often make some bad decisions. Although you might not agree with your child’s decisions and behaviors, you don’t want one poor decision to affect the rest of their life.

The truth is, most teens don’t fully understand the consequences of their actions—not the way adults do. It would be unfair for them to suffer for a mistake when they weren’t fully aware of how their behavior could impact others.

You likely don’t want to see a crime go on your child’s criminal record, which could negatively impact their life. There’s only one way for your teen to avoid the consequences of a DUI conviction in Texas—don’t be convicted.

Why Fight Against a DUI Charge?

A DUI charge can affect your teen in many different ways. First, your child will be dealing with the consequences of a criminal record, such as embarrassment, self-esteem issues, and inability to secure gainful employment. Your teen could also face the following legal penalties if convicted:

  • Loss of license
  • Probation
  • Community service
  • Alcohol awareness class
  • Fines

The above penalties can occur if a teen is caught with any amount of alcohol in their system while driving because they are under the legal drinking age. If your teen is above the age of seventeen and has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher, they could be facing higher fines and up to 180 days in jail.

Types of DUI Defenses That Could Help Your Teen Avoid Conviction in Texas

A lot of people make the mistake of believing they can’t fight their DUI charge. You always have the right to battle against a charge, and you can take your case to court. If you don’t believe that your teen was guilty of a DUI, or you believe there are other factors that would help keep your teen from being convicted, you should fight.

There are many defenses available to those charged with driving under the influence. For instance, if your teen was pulled over by the police without a valid reason, you could contest the charge based on the fact that your child was pulled over illegally.

That’s only one example of a defense that could keep your teen from being convicted of a DUI. Here are a few other possible defenses:

  • Police procedural errors
  • Laboratory errors
  • Rights violations
  • Innocence
  • Mistaken identity
  • Mistake of fact

Speak with a DUI Lawyer in Texas

Even if your attorney can’t get your teen’s DUI charge dropped entirely, your attorney will likely be able to work out a better plea deal with the prosecutor than you could alone. You want what’s best for your child, and avoiding a conviction is most definitely in their best interests.

You don’t have to go up against the prosecutor’s office alone. Partner with a DUI lawyer from The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy. Send in the contact form located down below or call our office at 817-605-1010.

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