Honolulu Underage DUI Attorney

Are you a minor that has been charged with DUI?

In cases of driving under the influence of alcohol under the age of 21, Hawaii is a "zero tolerance" state and carries very serious penalties for any young person charged with a DUI. If you are a minor that has been charged with DUI, don't hesitate to contact a Honolulu criminal defense attorney from the Law Office of Steve Cedillos immediately to retain the services of an aggressive and confident defense lawyer. I understand how important it is to have a strong focus in a legal situation involving a DUI charge for persons under 21, and I am prepared to offer the dedicated legal representation you deserve.

Call (808) 201-0496 for a free case evaluation at Law Office of Steve Cedillos.

Penalties for DUI Charges for Persons Under 21

As Hawaii is a zero-tolerance state, and the fact that underage drinkers cause a disproportionate number of alcohol-related auto fatalities every year, the standards are stricter and the penalties can be far more severe for those convicted of DUI under the age of 21. Some of the penalties that you may face if you are convicted of an under 21 DUI offense could include:

  • driver's license suspension up to 180 days
  • 36 hours of community service
  • Fines up to $500.

Additionally, the judge may require that you (and your parent or legal guardian if you are under the age of 18) attend an alcohol abuse education and counseling program.

If you are convicted a second time within 5 years, you can expect even higher penalties such as the prompt suspension of your driver's license for one year and fines up to $1,000. A third conviction within 5 years allows for heavier penalties to be imposed, including a revocation of your driver's license for up to 2 years.

Contact a Tough Underage DUI Lawyer in Honolulu

I understand that facing a DUI charge as a minor is a very frightening and confusing experience. If you retain the services of my firm, you can rest assured that I will be heavily involved in every detail of your case, from the moment of the arrest through to the final resolution. If you or your child is facing charges for underage drunk driving, call my firm now for information about how to fight back.

My firm is here to help when you need it most. Call (808) 201-0496 today.

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Why Choose Us?

Steve Cedillos, a respected Honolulu attorney with over 30 years of experience, specializes in criminal defense and family law. Committed to his clients' success, Mr. Cedillos provides tireless advocacy and comprehensive representation, from DUI cases to complex divorces. With a client-centered approach and expertise in military defense, he ensures his clients receive top-notch legal support. As a member of the Hawaii State Bar and the Screen Actor's Guild, Steve Cedillos offers a unique perspective and a dedication to achieving the best outcomes for his clients.

  • Tireless Representation
    Mr. Cedillos works tirelessly on behalf of his clients, understanding the importance of achieving the best possible outcome in their legal matters.
  • Compassionate Advocacy
    Whether negotiating an uncontested divorce or representing clients in court, Steve Cedillos advocates vigorously for his clients' interests to ensure they receive the outcome they deserve.
  • Specialized Military Defense
    Attorney Cedillos specializes in military criminal defense, assisting clients with various proceedings from non-judicial punishment hearings to general courts-martial.
  • Client-Centered Approach
    Mr. Cedillos takes a sincere interest in the success of his clients, prioritizing their needs and goals throughout the legal process.
  • Comprehensive Legal Expertise
    With over 30 years of experience, Steve Cedillos offers expertise in both criminal defense and family law, handling a wide range of cases from DUIs to complex divorce proceedings.