Delaware Attorneys Defending Juveniles
Delaware, despite its size, has many residents in all 3 counties. A large portion of these residents are juveniles, or persons under the age of 18. While most kids and teenagers get through life with out any legal problems there are some that are not as fortunate. If you, or your child have been accused of, or charged with, a crime in Delaware area your life can be impacted for years to come. Common crimes committed by underage persons may be minor such as traffic violations or misdemeanors. Other crimes are much more serious such as drunk driving, property crimes or drug related crimes. As a juvenile being charged with a crime in Delaware it is a very serious matter and should be treated that way. Regardless of whether you, or your child, reside in Delaware or are an out of state visitor if you have been accused of, or charged with, a juvenile crime in Delaware it is a smart move to enlist the aid of a Delaware Juvenile Crime Defense Attorney.
Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Juvenile Offenses in Delaware
If you’re teenager has been taken into custody, he or she could be facing serious criminal or misdemeanor charges such as:
- Minor in Possession
- Bath Salts Possession
- Other Drug Charges Including Methamphetamine or Marijuana
- Underage Consumption
- Offensive Touching
- Rape or Other Sex Crimes
- Texting While Driving
- Excessive Speeding
Do not delay to enlist the help of a seasoned Juvenile Justice Attorney.
Delaware Underage DUI Defense Attorney
In the state of Delaware the age to legally purchase and drink alcoholic beverages is 21 just like the rest of the country. The legal limit for Blood Alcohol Content while operating an automobile is .08%, again just like the rest of the United States. However, if you are under the age of 21 and are caught drinking and driving you should know that Delaware has very strict laws for those under 21. If you are under the legal drinking age and are caught driving drunk or driving buzzed there are very severe legal and administrative penalties you will face such as fines, fees and license suspension. In addition, if you are enrolled in one of the many colleges or universities in Delaware you may also face administrative penalties imposed by the school or institution.
Underage Drinking Defense in Delaware
Upon conviction of an Underage Driving Under the Influence charge in Delaware the penalties are mandatory. Attempting to have your case dismissed for various reasons may be a very sound strategy. A Juvenile DUI charge may be dismissed for several reasons such as determining that there was not probable cause to stop the driver, the breathalyzer test not being properly administered or calibrated and was there enough evidence to charge the juvenile with a DUI. There are many other possible ways to dismiss the case. A qualified Delaware Underage DUI Lawyer can help with this.
Contact a Delaware Juvenile Justice Attorney
If you, or your child has been charged with Driving Under the Influence and they are under the age of 21 please contact The Law Office of Brian J. Chapman. Mr. Chapman has an office in Wilmington, Delaware just minutes from the courthouse for your convenience. With many years experience practicing Criminal, Traffic Offense & DUI Law in Delaware he has the experience and resources to help you obtain the most favorable outcome possible. Let New Castle County Delaware Juvenile DUI Defense Lawyer protect your rights, future & reputation. Call his office at 302-656-2528. Or, email Mr. Chapman here.
Delaware Underage DUI Defense Lawyer Brian J. Chapman represents those charged with Juvenile DUI throughout all of Delaware including Brandywine, Fairfax, Wilmington, Hockessin, Newark, New Castle, Stanton, Newport, Bear, Glasgow, St. Georges, Middletown, Smyrna, Dover, Milford, Seaford, Georgetown, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island.
In addition, our Newark, Delaware juvenile crime attorneys represent those attending the following colleges and universities in Delaware: University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Wilmington University, Wesley College, Goldey Beacom College and Widener School of Law.