Many minors who are arrested for alcohol and drug offenses such as DUI, MIP, and MIC make the mistake of pleading guilty. They think that by simply paying the fine, they can put the event behind them. But paying a fine is an admission of guilt; as a result, the offense can follow you for life.
If you are a minor (under 21) or a juvenile (under 17) and have been arrested for DUI or an alcohol or drug related offense, you should talk to an experienced DUI, MIP, MIC defense attorney. In Texas, there are a number of alternatives to conviction and incarceration. You may even be able to completely clear your record of the arrest or conviction.
An attorney at The JudinLaw can explain these options and discuss how we may be able to help you. For a free initial consultation, call (214) 750-8555.
Our firm defends minors and juveniles of alcohol and drug related charges, including:
Fortunately for minors, the State of Texas offers means by which juveniles can minimize the penalties they face and keep their permanent records clean. With a deferred probation judgment for example, the minor can avoid having a conviction entered on the record, provided that he or she complies with the terms of the probation. At the age of 21, he or she can then file a petition for expunction, in which the record of the arrest and probation is destroyed. It is as if the event never happened at all.
Judin Law Firm has over 30 years experience defending youthful offenders and adults in drunk driving, alcohol, and drug-related cases in North Texas. We will work to keep your record clean and to protect your future educational and career options.
For a free initial consultation with the Dallas Law Offices of C. H. “Hank” Judin, III, call (214) 750-8555 or send us an e-mail.