Underage DUI: What To Do If Your Child is Arrested For Drunk Driving

Drunk driving is always a serious offense. But when minors are involved, these charges can be even more severe. Although licensed drivers under the age of 21 account for only 10% of all motorists, this group is actually responsible for 17% of all fatal crashes involving alcohol. If your child has been arrested on suspicion of a DUII, here’s what you need to know.

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The Essential FAQ About DUII Diversion

Facing a charge for driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) is a concerning and confusing time. You will probably hear many possibilities for your future, and not all of them are easily understandable. One option, a very promising one for those who have had no other DUII charges in the last 15 years, is an Oregonian program called DUII diversion. Oregon realizes the unfortunate statistic that the average drunk driver has driven drunk approximately 80 times before their first arrest, and that a compassionate and effective approach to this criminal matter is to offer a cleaner slate in exchange for getting sober. Here’s an essential FAQ list to introduce yourself to the basics of this program before you go into details with your DUII defense attorney.

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