Underage Consumption of Alcohol
Underage consumption of alcohol or underage drinking is pursued very energetically by law enforcement agencies in North Carolina. County Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) and state Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) agents even conduct operations using undercover agents and civilians. College campuses and surrounding areas are heavily patrolled to catch potential offenders. Officers may require you to take an alcohol screening test. If you refuse, your refusal is admissible in court.
If you are found to be consuming alcohol while under the legal drinking age of 21, you can be charged with a misdemeanor. You may face a fine and the cancellation of your driver’s license. An underage alcohol consumption attorney can guide you through the legal process and advise you on your best course of action. If not handled correctly, the situation may result in you unnecessarily having a criminal record.
Potential consequences for underage consumption include:
Raised Insurance Rates
Penalties from College or University
The Robinson Law Firm, P.A., in Greenville, NC, is a valuable ally if you find yourself facing an underage drinking violation. We have handled thousands of cases involving underage alcohol consumption charges. Our expertise in identifying defenses and mitigating factors in your case has afforded us great success in achieving favorable resolutions. We are well known throughout the East Carolina University, Pitt Community College and other campuses across the region for our services involving underage drinking charges.
Don’t risk having your driving privileges, college activities and legal status harmed by a charge of underage drinking. Our firm offers a free consultation and can also help with other underage alcohol related crimes such as underage alcohol consumption.
Contact a Robinson Law Firm lawyer for assistance with the legal process following a charge of underage consumption of alcohol.