Underage Drinking Attorney

Underage Drinking Attorney, Buzgon Davis Law Offices

How Buzgon Davis Can Help

While it is not uncommon for people to begin experimenting with alcohol during their teenage years, doing so can have serious legal ramifications. In Pennsylvania, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase, possess, consume or transport alcoholic beverages.

If you or your child has experienced an underage drinking offense, you’ll likely need help navigating the complex legal system. If you’re around Lebanon, Pennsylvania, the experienced underage drinking lawyers at Buzgon Davis Law Offices can defend your rights and help you attain a favorable outcome for your unique situation.

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What Are the Underage Drinking Penalties in PA?

In Pennsylvania, underage drinking is classified as a summary offense, which is a lesser crime than a misdemeanor or a felony. However, a conviction or guilty plea can have significant ramifications. A first offense could result in a fine of up to $500 and can reach $1,000 for second and subsequent offenses. It’s also possible to receive a jail sentence of up to 90 days, although this only occurs in unusual circumstances.

Other Potential Underage Drinking Consequences

Underage drinking can impact a young person’s life outside the criminal justice system. Because the conviction can appear on a general or vehicle background check through the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, it could become more challenging to get a job or gain admission to a preferred college or university.

While a non-driving-related underage drinking conviction no longer results in a driver’s license suspension in Pennsylvania, minors convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol are still subjected to the Commonwealth’s DUI laws. Individuals under 21 with a blood alcohol concentration of .02% or higher can face a license suspension of 12 to 18 months, 48 hours to six months in prison and a fine from $500 to $5,000.

Expungement of Underage Drinking Offenses in PA

Although an underage drinking or minor in possession conviction could appear on a background check, it isn’t necessarily a permanent situation. If the conviction occurred between the ages of 18 and 21, individuals can have the incident expunged from their record after turning 21. Some counties also offer pre-sentencing diversion programs that can help avoid a conviction.

How Can an Underage Drinking or Minor in Possession Lawyer Help?

When you choose Buzgon Davis Law Offices, you’ll receive the personalized attention you deserve. Your attorney will work closely with you to review the circumstances of your predicament and determine the most appropriate strategy to attain the desired outcome. You will also benefit from effective representation throughout every phase of the legal process.

Contact Us to Discuss Your Situation Today

Are you or your child facing an underage drinking situation in the Lebanon area? The capable underage drinking lawyers at Buzgon Davis Law Offices are ready to assist you. Take the next step and call us to speak to an attorney today. You can also contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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