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Underage Possession of Alcohol

Underage possession of alcohol, as a crime, is a very common one, especially in the college town of Greenville, NC. However, in the event a person is convicted it can carry stiff penalties, especially if they have a prior record. If you or your minor child has been charged with underage possession of alcohol, you should contact an experienced underage possession attorney today. An attorney can fight on their behalf in an effort to obtain a reduction or full dismissal of their charges.

The Robinson Law Firm, P.A. has underage alcohol possession legal team dedicated to serving individuals of all ages in criminal cases. We have successfully handled thousands of alcohol possession cases involving minors. Contact our offices as soon as possible, and we will review the facts in the case in order to prepare a defense that is intended to help avoid any penalties or long-term consequences.


In North Carolina, specific laws have been enacted to prohibit minors from possessing alcohol. Known as underage possession laws, they address any form of alcohol possession, be it in a business, residence or in a motor vehicle; and they carry serious punishment in the event of a conviction. Violations of these laws are considered Class 3 misdemeanors if the minor is 19 or 20 and is in possession of alcohol that is a malt beverage or unfortified wine. Class 1 and 2 misdemeanors refer to the minor being 18 or younger and in possession of a mixed beverage, spirituous liquor or fortified wine.

Penalties for Underage Possession of Alcohol can include:

Heavy Fines
Jail Time
Community Service

If you or your child has been arrested for underage possession of alcohol, contact the Robinson Law Firm who can provide you with legal representation in your underage possession of alcohol case.