Underage DUI? Secure A Strong Legal Defense.

It is not uncommon for students at Boston-area colleges and universities to be charged with DUI or OWI. Many of these students are not of drinking age, sometimes leading to additional charges being levied by the district attorney, as well as potential consequences within the college or university system. Your best option for avoiding a conviction that will follow you for years to come is working with a skilled attorney who understands how to work within the criminal justice system.

Framingham underage DUI lawyer Francis M. Doran, Jr., is a former district attorney who now represents people who haven't reached the drinking age and have been charged with drunk driving-related offenses. His experience prosecuting DUI cases gives him, and his clients, an advantage in pleading to a lesser charge or alternative sentencing, and seeking dismissal of all charges.

Contact Doran & Doran, P.C., to schedule an appointment with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

BAC Levels Are Lower For Minors

Our law firm represents high school and college students who have been arrested on charges of underage DUI/DWI/OWI, and their parents. Massachusetts law treats underage DUI very seriously. While the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) required for conviction of a DUI is usually .08 percent, a driver who is under 21 can be charged with a BAC of .02 percent. Even first-time offenders face serious penalties for conviction that can include:

  • Fines
  • Driver's license suspension for many months or even years
  • Community service
  • Mandatory alcohol treatment
  • Jail time

A criminal conviction for underage DUI may also lead to additional consequences imposed by your or your child's college or university and severely impair future employment opportunities. In addition to pursuing dismissal of your underage DUI charges or seeking alternative sentencing that does not lead to a criminal record, attorney Francis M. Doran, Jr., will represent your interests before university disciplinary boards.

Get Representation In Court And At School

In Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Southborough and throughout the West Metro in Massachusetts, call drunk driving defense lawyer Frank Doran at 508-653-1761 or contact Doran & Doran, P.C., online. There is no charge for the first meeting.