Responsible for around 3,000 deaths annually, underage drinking and driving has been, and continues to be, a big problem in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Because of this, laws regarding underage DUIs are strongly enforced.

If you are arrested for driving under the influence and are below the legal U.S. drinking age of 21, your penalties will be different than if you were 21 years of age or older. Typical DUI penalties for underage defendants can include:

The severity of these penalties varies by state and the circumstances of each individual case.