Utah has very strict alcohol laws for minors. These laws are commonly referred to as the “Not-a-drop” laws. “Not-a-drop” means that minors are prohibited from having any alcohol in their body. This also applies to drivers. While those who are 21 or over can drive with a BAC under .08, minors may not operate a vehicle with any alcohol in their blood or they may be charged with a DUI related offense. The law imposes strict penalties when a person under 21 operates a vehicle with any measurable blood, breath, or urine alcohol in the person’s body. A minor DUI charge can be difficult to fight because the state merely has to show that the minor was operating or in actual physical control of a vehicle with a measurable alcohol concentration in the person’s body. However, a criminal defense attorney can evaluate the evidence and determine the best strategy to obtain the best results for your situation Penalties. A minor convicted of driving with a measurable amount of alcohol in their body can face serious and far reaching consequences.
Contact an experienced DUI attorney to talk about how a DUI could affect you or your child. 801-200-3247.