“Zero Tolerance” Underage Drunk Driving Laws


“Zero Tolerance” Underage Drunk Driving Laws

Zero Tolerance provides that no person under the age of 21 shall operate a motor vehicle with any bodily alcohol content. No specific amount is required, and the alcohol need not affect one’s driving.

The first offense of the Zero Tolerance Driving Law is a misdemeanor punishable by one or more of the following:

  • a fine of up to $250
  • community service of up to 360 hours

The Secretary of State will suspend the operator’s license for 30 days and a restricted license is available. Four points will be assessed against the driver’s record.

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Drunk driving is a common mistake that many young people make. In 2011, police made 100 drunk driving arrests on the Western Michigan University campus alone. Each school has a student code of conduct, and to prevent such an arrest from derailing you—or your child’s—future, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney. At the Kalamazoo-based law firm Hills at Law, P.C., our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined criminal defense experience.

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