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History Minimum Drinking Age, Drunk Driving Deaths. Call Phoenix, AZ DUI Lawyer About DUI Charges

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In the late 60’s and early 70’s, the drinking age in twenty-nine states was lowered from twenty-one to eighteen to more closely align with the military enlistment and voting age requirements.  After this happened, drunk driving accidents and alcohol-related fatalities significantly increased in those states.  Because of this, by 1983, sixteen of those states had increased their legal drinking age back to twenty-one.  Further, on July 17, 1984, President Reagan signed the Uniform Drinking Age Act into law, which required all states to adopt twenty-one as the legal drinking age.  Since that time, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the minimum age drinking law has saved around nine hundred lives a year, which is roughly equivalent to 25,000 lives.

If your teenager has been charged with a DUI, contact an Arizona DUI lawyer at Oracle Law Group Office P.C.  The Phoenix DUI attorneys at Oracle Law Group Office P.C. have the experience necessary to make certain that your teenager’s rights are protected, and the Arizona DUI lawyers at Oracle Law Group Office P.C. will provide your teenager with the best legal representation in order to have the DUI charges against your teenager reduced or dismissed.  Call the DUI lawyers in Phoenix, AZ at the DUI law office Oracle Law Group Office P.C. to see how they can help your teenager avoid Arizona’s harsh underage DUI penalties.