Charges Of Underage Drinking And DUI

College is a time of new experiences. For many students, it’s the first step toward independent living. These years are also known for fun, friends and partying. Sometimes that leads to underage drinking or allegations of underage drinking.

The lawyers from Bellwoar Kelly, LLP understand how critical it is during these years to handle legal obstacles properly — especially allegations of underage drinking and driving. That’s why we provide comprehensive legal services to college students and their parents as they sort through legal hurdles.

If you’re a parent of a college student who is facing a DUI charge, you have defense options. Get in touch with Bellwoar Kelly, LLP. We will fight to protect your student’s educational and financial future. Call us at 610-314-7066.

College-Aged Drinking And Driving

Pennsylvania penalizes underage drinking and driving in the following ways:

  • A first offense carries a fine of up to $300 and a jail sentence of up to 90 days. If you’re convicted, you will lose driving privileges for 90 days.
  • For those convicted of an underage DUI a second time, the penalties are even steeper. The sentence will include a fine of up to $500 and a jail sentence of up to 90 days. A second offense carries a license suspension of one year.
  • For those facing three or more convictions, penalties include a $500 fine, 90 days in jail and license suspension for two years.

In addition to these penalties, students face school suspension or expulsion. Those who provide alcohol to underage students also face serious consequences. The penalty includes jail time up to one year and a fine of up to $2,500.

Bellwoar Kelly, LLP Will Protect Your Interests

No college student wants his or her license revoked and to go to jail. When you hire Bellwoar Kelly, LLP, we will defend your rights and work to have charges dropped or reduced or will work to mitigate any imposed penalties.

Every case is different so it’s important to set up a meeting with an attorney as soon as possible to go over the facts of your situation. Call 610-314-7066 to contact Bellwoar Kelly, LLP, serving West Chester and Reading, Pennsylvania.