Under 21 DUI Charges

Laws Against Underage Drinking or Possession of Alcohol in Missouri and Kansas

According to Missouri Revised Statutes 577.500, any person under the legal drinking age of 21 will have their license suspended for committing a DUI offense or any other underage alcohol-related offense. These offenses include purchasing or attempting to purchase alcoholic beverages, visible intoxication, or being in possession of alcoholic beverages. In order for an underage individual to be charged with under 21 DUI, the arresting officer must have cause to believe that the minor is intoxicated. Evidence of intoxication can include the odor of alcohol on the individual, seeing them in possession of alcohol, failure of a field sobriety test, or a blood alcohol content of 0.02% or higher.

In Kansas, there is also a .02 BAC limit for Under 21 DUI. For a BAC between .02 and .08, drivers under 21 can expect to have their license suspended if they don't request, fight and win their license hearing. In addition, they can still be charged with DUI, but it can be difficult for the government to prove.

DUI Attorney Serves Overland Park, KS Residents

If you or your underage child has been arrested for drunk driving, possession of alcohol, or any other drug or alcohol-related offenses, contact Paul W. Burmaster P.A. immediately. Our firm has represented hundreds of clients in trial cases and will fight against your DUI charges. Contact our firm now or complete our online form to engage in a free consultation. At no cost to you, we can help you understand what can be done to defend you from a DUI conviction. Attorney Burmaster has practiced DUI and Criminal Law for more than 20 years, so don't wait. Speak with a Kansas City underage DUI attorney right away!

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