Minor DUI


If you are under 21 years old and caught driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .02-.07 percent as measured by a breathalyzer or blood sample, you will be charged with Minor DUI, which is a misdemeanor. Notice that the BAC level is below the normal standard of .08 percent. So, a Minor DUI pertains to someone under the age of 21 and also has Blood Alcohol below .08 percent. If your BAC is over .08, the prosecutor will charge you with a regular DUI.


If you are under 21 years old, you are not permitted to have any THC in your system. If you are caught driving with a THC concentration of anything above 0.00 you will be charged with Minor DUI. The THC is measured by a blood sample taken at your arrest. 

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If you have not been charged yet or do not have a Summons to appear, we will oversee the process and prevent you from getting a warrant.

Differences between Minor DUI and DUI

The “positive” of being charged with Minor DUI is that the standard DUI penalty grid does not apply. There is no mandatory minimum jail time or mandatory ignition interlock. Additionally, if you are convicted of Minor DUI and are later arrested for a second DUI, the Minor DUI will not count as a “prior” for sentencing. However, a prosecutor and judge would be able to see it on your criminal history so may consider it in negotiations or at sentencing. 

Penalties for driving under 21 while consuming alcohol or cannabis

Department of Licensing

Just like a regular DUI, a Minor DUI triggers a Department of Licensing suspension. You should contest this suspension by filing the DOL Hearing Request Form within 7 days of your arrest.

Crimes involving minors

Other alcohol-related minor offenses we handle are Minor in Possession (MIP) and Unlawful Acts Relating to Identification and Certification Cards (using a fake ID).

Penalties for unlawful acts relating to identification or certification card
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