A DUI when you are under 21 is just brutal. In addition, to the normal charges that drivers get with driving under the influence, a person under 21 faces a year long license suspension.
San Diego is home to several colleges. It also is home to a large segment of military personnel who are under 21 years old. All persons under 21 face a tougher road when arrested for a San Diego DUI.
We are going to get into the "critical need" license, which is crucial for those people under 21 who are arrested for a San Diego DUI This process is the key (and short of a DMV hearing victory) and the only way for a person under 21 to drive within a year of a suspension as a result of a San Diego DUI arrest.
It happens in San Diego county more than one thinks. I just finished a DMV hearing where the girl legally drank alcohol on the other side of the border but came acrss the point of entry with alcohol in her system.
There is no way around it. A San Diego DUI for someone under 21 years old is tough. To begin with, there is a one year driving ban. So many people under 21 need their cars to go to school and/or work. I can tell you I have had just as many clients who went to Grossmont, Mesa, Cuyamaca, Palomar, as much as the others.