Underage Drinking Ticket Defense
As children get older and begin to make decisions independently of their parents, problems may arise. What may seem like a harmless decision to drink before the age of 21 can have substantial repercussions.
In the State of South Carolina it is illegal for a person under the age of 21 to purchase, consume, or possess alcohol, including beer, wine, and liquor. At times, a person may be charged with underage drinking for simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Underage drinking violations may violate college codes of conduct and subject students to additional academic penalties. Make sure your rights are protected by contacting an underage drinking ticket lawyer at Pisarik Law Firm, today to discuss your minor in possession of alcohol defense.
A person convicted of underage drinking faces jail time or fines, as well as driver’s license suspensions. Further, a minor convicted of consuming or possessing alcohol will have to complete an alcohol prevention education or intervention program. The program must be a minimum of eight hours and the cost to the person may not exceed one hundred fifty dollars, according to South Carolina Law.
Additionally, a conviction for underage drinking can affect a person’s criminal record. Having a criminal record can create problems with education, receiving a loan, finding jobs, or advancing in a position. At the Pisarik Law Firm, we understand that a person’s future needs to be protected even at a young age. Just because you have been arrested or ticketed for underage drinking or possession does not mean that you are guilty of underage drinking or possession.
Contact a Drinking Ticket Lawyer at Pisarik Law Firm
To discuss minimizing the life long consequences of one bad decision, contact an experienced drinking ticket lawyer and criminal defense attorney today at Pisarik Law Firm for a free consultation to discuss your case. (803) 415-2733.