The Phone Call: When Your Child is Arrested for DUI

Young woman pulled over by a cop | When Your Child is Arrested for DUIIt is a phone call no parent wants to receive: that his or her child has been arrested for DUI. At first, you may be furious and angry that your child disobeyed you and put his or her life in jeopardy. However, this anger quickly gives way to fear, when you realize that your child’s future may now be tainted. You may be concerned about your child spending time in jail or worried about how this will affect his or her life. When your child is arrested for DUI, it is only natural to have many questions running through your mind during this stressful time. That’s why it is imperative that you speak to an experienced Boulder Juvenile DUI defense attorney immediately. Your attorney will be able to answer your questions and help you review all of your legal options.

Penalties Your Child May Face

DUI penalties in Colorado can be severe and can make it difficult for your child to retain employment and even attend classes. Colorado has a strict ZERO tolerance policy for anyone under the age of 21. This means that your child does not have to have a BAC over the legal limit to be arrested for DUI. For first time offenders, your child will face the following penalties:

·         Up to 1 year in jail

·         Up to a 1 year driver’s license suspension

·         Fines

·         Community Service

Protecting Your Child’s Future

Finding the best solution to your child’s Colorado DUI charges can be extremely frustrating. Since it is unlikely your child fully realizes the impact these actions can have on his or her future, it is up to you, as the parent, to ensure that future is protected to the extent possible. The sooner you acquire experienced legal representation, the greater likelihood of a positive outcome. You need an attorney who recognizes that one moment of poor judgment or one bad decision should not be allowed to alter the entire course of your child’s life. The vast majority of juvenile DUI offenders are not repeat offenders and they deserve a second chance. You should definitely not allow your child to be pressured into pleading guilty to a juvenile offense. Your Boulder juvenile DUI attorney will work aggressively to preserve your child’s record with a goal of minimal long-term effects.

Read More: Underage DUI: What Parents Can Expect

If your child is facing DUI charges with potential enhancements in the state of Colorado, having an experienced DUI criminal defense attorney by your family’s side can make all the difference. In many cases, a knowledgeable DUI attorney can even get enhancement penalties dropped.

If your child’s driver’s license is in jeopardy, fighting DUI charges is a very time-sensitive matter. You have only seven days after your child receives his or her DUI citation in which to request a DMV hearing, or your child’s license will be permanently suspended for as long as a year. A skilled Boulder DUI attorney will work to minimize the consequences of your child’s DUI charges, particularly if enhancements are possible.

Contact Our Boulder Juvenile DUI Defense Lawyers

Boulder, CO Criminal Defense Attorney Steven LouthYour child deserves a second chance – and an experienced Boulder DUI defense attorney can help them achieve it. Contact the Boulder juvenile criminal defense lawyers at Steven Louth Law Offices today for a free consultation and review of your case. Call us at (303) 422-2297 to start building a solid defense against these serious criminal charges.

Posted in Blog, Boulder, DUI/DWAI, Juvenile Crime

View Larger Map
2523 Broadway, Suite 201
Boulder, CO 80304

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
By appointment 303.442.2297
Contact Us
Get started today with a
Free Case Evaluation.
Fill out the form below and we will contact you regarding your case within 24 hours.

Your Name:*

Your Email:*


How Did You Find Us:


Preferred Method Of Contact:
Email Phone 

  I have read and agree to the Terms.*

How many fingers are on one hand? 

*Required Fields

          I couldn't be more satisfied with Steve Louth and his entire staff. Steve was able to resolve my case quickly and with a better outcome than I ever anticipated. Read More- J

          Steve was a wonderful lawyer. I cannot imagine how any lawyer could have been any more professional, understanding, and knowledgeable about the practice of law. Read More- A

Criminal Defense
Legal News Feed
Steven Louth Law Offices
Legal Videos
Connect With Us
On Social Networks