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Top Ten Questions > From Minors/Parents

2. Can't we just make this go away?

The honest answer from a knowledgeable, local Mendocino County DUI attorney is, "sometime yes, sometimes no," but rarely, if ever, because the accused is "a good kid with a bright future who has never been in trouble before," or even "a good kid who's had a tough time and needs a break." Instead, the way to make a difference is with leverage and legal defenses.

Mendocino DUI lawyers understand that prosecutors want punishment and convictions. But all criminal cases may be fought in court, and cases at the DMV may be fought too; many defenses available to adults in court and DMV are also viable in DUI cases involving minors and juveniles. In addition, some under-21 zero tolerance DUIs in Mendocino County may be bargained lower or dismissed by using creative resolutions, especially when alcohol levels are lower. The best Mendocino DUI lawyers may be able to get misdemeanors reduced to lesser misdemeanors or infractions, infractions may be diverted out of the courts altogether, and other types of resolutions short of a conviction may be obtained.

You may wish to consider some of the suggestions for addressing issues which gave rise to a DUI or other alcohol or drug-related offense, and better position yourself or your minor for a favorable court resolution, by reviewing the information under "Fixing Trigger Problems" on this site at Ten Tips for the First 48 Hours. In addition, Ukiah DUI attorneys know that are many ways to fight a DUI. Click on Ten Tips For Fighting A DUI on this site for a more detailed discussion. Consult with a Mendocino County DUI lawyer about your specific case.

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Dave Jake Schwartz is an Honors Graduate from UC Hastings Law School, and UC Davis, former Federal Judicial Clerk, and Nationally Qualified Sobriety Tests Practitioner. Member of the California Bar for 30 years, North Bay resident for over 20 years, handles only DUI cases, including thousands of North Bay DUIs and DMV hearings: first/multiple offenders, minors, seniors, tourists, undocumented immigrants, veterans, probation violations, suspended license, public intoxication, open container, minor in possession, child endangerment, collisions, hit and run, evading, resisting arrest.

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