Underage DUI: Do I have to tell my parents
Dear PA DUI Attorney,
I am a 19 year old out of state college student and was recently arrested for DUI in Harrisburg. Besides the legal aspects I am concerned that if my parents find out they will stop paying my tuition. Do we legally have to inform them?
As you are over the age of 18, we have no legal obligation to inform your parents about your case. However, for those under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign our contract for you. In either case, everything you tell us is held under the strictest of confidence as part of the attorney-client privilege.
Also please keep in mind that underage DUI cases are charged at The High Rate DUI Tier (please see penalties for a Pennsylvania DUI conviction) meaning you will face very harsh penalties if convicted. Fortunately, at The McShane Firm, we have attorney Shawn Dorward who specializes in PA underage DUI cases. He understands your concerns and will work with you to help you through this tough time. You can contact him at 1-866-MCSHANE.
Remember any information you share with us is strictly confidential.
For more information please visit: Pennsylvania Underage DUI Information