Minor in Possession Charges
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A minor in possession of alcohol is a person who is under the age of 21 and is in possession of alcohol in a public place or place open to the public. This is a petty offense but is still considered a misdemeanor-- which means significant fines, a criminal record, and other penalties are possible. If you or your child has been accused of this offense, it's recommended consulting with a proven defense attorney immediately.
At Thomas Daly Law, A Professional Corporation, we understand that the minors and families that confront these charges have urgent concerns about their future. At our firm, these clients can trust that we will work diligently to examine these cases and minimize the impact an accusation like this can have the defendant. Our Walnut Creek underage drinking attorney has handled hundreds of criminal cases of every size and severity and is ready to help assess your family's defense options.
Get a proven advocate on your family's side during this critical time. Contact our offices today to request a free case evaluation.
"What Are the Penalties?"
Upon a first minor in possession conviction, the sentence is a fine of $250 or 24-32 hours of community service work. Upon any subsequent conviction, the sentence is a fine of $500 or 36-48 hours of community service work. The significant impact that a conviction has is that your driver’s license will be suspended for one year upon a first conviction. If there are multiple convictions of this crime, the suspension will be longer.
There are defenses to this crime and ways to try to save your driver’s license. At our firm, we work closely with clients and their loved ones to understand their circumstances, their concerns, and their goals. We will make these things a priority throughout every stage of these cases and ensure that the most positive outcome is aggressively pursued both in and outside the courtroom.
Don't hesitate to start this process. Call our offices at (925) 208-4801 to speak with Attorney Daly.