There are laws that affect all drivers in Georgia. But if you’re under the age of 21 some violations may have more serious consequences than drivers who are over the age of 21. The two main concerns that you should be aware of are driving while intoxicated and four-point violations.
Drinking and Driving
The most important thing you to know is never drive under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol impairs judgement and increases the risk of accidents, which endangers your life and those around you. Besides the fact that it is illegal to drink under the age of 21, if you are underage and caught drinking, the consequences are stiff. If your blood alcohol level is between .02% and .08%, you will lose your license for six months. For most people .02% blood alcohol level happens after just one drink. If you are under 21 and caught with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher, you will lose your license for a year. If you have two convictions, you will receive an 18-month suspension.
Other Violations for Drivers Under Age 21
If a driver under the age of 21 is caught committing these violations, he will have a different consequence than a driver over the age of 21:
- Reckless driving
- Aggressive driving
- Hit and run
- Fleeing or eluding an officer
- Driving 24 miles per hour or more over the speed limit
If a driver under the age of 21 commits any of the above illegalities, he would lose his license for six months. If he receives a second conviction he would then lose his license for a year.
If you have been accused of committing one of these traffic violations and are under the age of 21, you need to contact a skilled lawyer in Alpharetta to help you with your case. Call the Law Office of Scott Miller today at 770-408-1001.