In Texas, driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is illegal and considered a very serious offense. Section 106.041 of Texas’ Alcoholic Beverage Code orders that no one under the age of 21 should have any alcohol in their system when behind the wheel, and if charged the consequences for minors – as well as their parents – can be extremely severe.
An underage DUI offense is often categorized as a Class C misdemeanor, which could lead to hundreds of dollars in penalties and lengthy license suspensions for minors and their parents. Additionally, the stigma of an underage DUI conviction can follow you or your child throughout your life, and cause:
- Insurance rate hikes
- Tarnished criminal record
- Mandatory time in rehabilitation facilities
- Employment difficulties
If you or your child face such charges, you need a DUI lawyer who successfully defends against underage DUI cases. Morgan Bourque is the experienced lawyer you will want challenging your underage DUI charge.
As a former prosecutor, Morgan has invaluable experience on both sides of the courtroom. He has handled hundreds of underage DUI cases – and now as a leading Texas defense lawyer, uses his expertise to navigate such claims. He possesses a special insight into how judges and prosecutors approach underage DUI offenders in a courtroom, which uniquely positions him as one of Texas’ leading underage DUI lawyers – one who can fight and win on behalf of drivers and their families. He has helped hundreds of first-time offenders and accused navigate the law to avoid:
- Spending time in jail.
- Exorbitant fees.
- Unwanted media attention.
- Losing a sense of normalcy.
In addition to defending clients during their criminal proceedings, Morgan also helps them protect their driver’s licenses by providing aggressive representation during administrative hearings with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
In most scenarios, judges typically do not want to sentence a minor to jail time. This is often true of first-time offenders. Morgan knows the intricacies of the Texas criminal justice system and has a successful track record of winning complete dismissals and negotiating the charges down to lesser offenses, providing clients with second chances and clean slates.
Good people can make mistakes and sometimes innocents and juveniles get caught in a web of suspicion. No matter your situation, Morgan Bourque is ready to provide efficient, aggressive representation inside and outside the courtroom.
We service the following areas in Texas; Harris County, Montgomery County, The Woodlands, Houston, Spring, Conroe, Montgomery, Magnolia and Oak Ridge.
Call now to review your underage DUI case and begin establishing a successful strategy.