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New York State has a Zero Tolerance Law regarding persons under the age of 21 who are caught drinking and driving. It is illegal for a driver under 21 to have consumed any alcohol.

If the driver's blood alcohol content (BAC) is between is .02 to .07, the driver will be required to appear at a DMV hearing. If the charge is found to be valid, the penalty is a six-month license suspension, a $125 civil penalty, and a $100 suspension termination fee.

If the driver gets a second conviction before age 21, the penalty is a revocation of driving privileges for at least one year or until age 21, whichever is longer, plus a $125 civil penalty and a $100 license re-application fee.
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