Underage DUI

Underage DUI Lawyer in Chattanooga

Challenging DUI Charges Against Minors in Tennessee

DUI charges are serious and can have lasting effects on your life. Even if you are under the age of 21, you can still be charged with a DUI for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Unfortunately, a conviction can result in harsh penalties and negatively affect your life in various ways, from employment to academics.

If you have been arrested for DUI, it is important to contact a Chattanooga underage DUI lawyer at the Law Offices of Meredith Mochel as soon as possible. Our attorney can help you fight your DUI charges and can help you seek the best outcome for your case.

Call (423) 250-1499 or contact us online today to schedule a free Criminal Defense consultation.

What Are the Implications of an Underage DUI Conviction in Tennessee?

While drivers who are at least 21 years of age can be charged with a DUI with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent or higher, if a driver under 21 is found to have a BAC of 0.02 percent but less than .08 percent, they can be charged with an underage DUI.

An underage DUI of generally a misdemeanor. However, if a driver is under 18 years old. the offense is a "delinquent act." A conviction of a misdemeanor or delinquent act carries a maximum fine of $250, community service, and license suspension of one year.

If an underage driver has a BAC of at least .08 percent, they can be charged with a standard DUI like adults.

Exploring Alternatives to Underage DUI

At the Law Offices of Meredith Mochel, we understand that underage DUI charges can have serious consequences on your future. That's why we strive to offer alternatives to help you avoid a conviction and move forward with your life. Our team of experienced attorneys can explore options such as:

  • Participation in an alcohol education program
  • Community service
  • Probation
  • Deferred prosecution

We will work with you and the court system to determine the best course of action for your unique case. Our goal is to help you avoid a conviction and the long-term consequences that come with it, such as a criminal record, increased insurance rates, and difficulty securing employment.

If you or your child has been charged with underage DUI in Chattanooga, TN, contact the Law Offices of Meredith Mochel today. Our team of skilled attorneys is dedicated to protecting your rights and helping you achieve the best possible outcome.

Protect Your Future with Experienced Legal Representation

An underage DUI conviction can have serious consequences that can follow you for the rest of your life. It can impact your ability to get a job, obtain housing, and even apply for college. That is why it is crucial to have an experienced underage DUI attorney on your side who will fight to protect your future.

At the Law Offices of Meredith Mochel, our Chattanooga-based attorneys have a proven track record of successfully defending minors facing DUI charges in Tennessee. We understand the complexities of underage DUI cases and will work tirelessly to challenge the evidence against you and minimize the impact of a conviction on your future.

With our legal representation, you can expect:

  • Aggressive defense strategies tailored to your unique case
  • Thorough investigation and analysis of the evidence against you
  • Clear and consistent communication throughout the legal process
  • Compassionate support and guidance every step of the way

Don't let an underage DUI conviction define your future. Contact the Law Offices of Meredith Mochel today to schedule a consultation with our experienced underage DUI lawyer in Chattanooga, TN.

Why Hire Our Underage DUI Attorney in Chattanooga, TN?

Our attorney has handled a wide range of criminal cases, including many DUI cases. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to protect your rights and future from start to finish. Do not hesitate to let us help you inside and outside the courtroom.

If you are facing DUI charges, contact a Chattanooga underage DUI lawyer from our firm today to schedule your free criminal defense case evaluation!


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