Retain a Seasoned Atlanta DUI Attorney
The laws are extremely strict in regards to minors who are in possession of alcohol, or found to be drinking and driving. When charged with this offense, it is crucial to get immediate legal assistance from a seasoned Atlanta DUI attorney. At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, our team has handled countless cases and assisted numerous young individuals protect their futures from such serious consequences.
We have over 20 years of experience exclusively handling DUI cases, and have handled many "minor in possession" charges in court. In some cases, with fast and effective action, we have been able to get the charges dismissed or reduced. In order to determine how to proceed with your defense, be sure to reach out to our firm right away. Timing is vital in your case, so do not delay any longer!
Consequences for Possessing Alcohol as a Minor
It is illegal for a minor to purchase alcohol, just as it is illegal for someone to sell or give alcohol to a minor. However, it is not illegal for someone under the age of 21 to serve or handle alcohol at a licensed establishment, take orders for alcoholic beverages, or any other conduct related to employment. Anything outside of employment will likely result in criminal charges.
Underage possession of alcohol penalties include:
- 6 month license suspension for attempted purchase of alcohol
- 120-day license revocation for possession of alcohol
- 120-day revocation for being in possession of alcohol while driving
- 10 days to a 1 year in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, and 6 month license suspension for a first DUI
- 90 days to 1 year, up to $1,000 in fines, and 12 month license suspension for a second DUI
Alcohol-related convictions can ruin a young person's life, making finding a job, college, or even housing difficult in the future. You cannot afford to let these charges go! Fight to keep your record clean by calling on our Atlanta DUI attorneys today for trusted counsel.
We have the experience necessary to clear your name. Contact our firm right away!