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Underage Drinking Attorneys

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Although underage drinking may seem like minor crime, the potential consequences can be severe. An underage drinking charge can impact a person’s chances of getting into college and limit their employment options.

Underage drinking cases often come down to a police officer’s report. If the officer is able to show the minor consumed or attempted to purchase alcohol, they will likely be able to convict. This is why it is important to hire experienced legal representation if you have been accused of underage drinking. An experienced legal team can assess your case and determine the best strategy to fight against your charges.

Punishments for Underage Drinking

  • Purchase of Alcohol by a Minor: Class C Misdemeanor, unless the minor is under the supervision of police enforcing the Alcoholic Beverage Code.
  • Attempt to Purchase Alcohol by a Minor: Class C misdemeanor, purchase must be made with specific intent beyond mere preparation.
  • Misrepresentation of Age by a Minor: Class C Misdemeanor
  • Possession of Alcohol by a Minor: Class C Misdemeanor, except if the minor is in the presence of an adult parent, guardian, or spouse. Minors under the supervision of an officer enforcing the Alcoholic Beverage Code are also exempt from this.
  • Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: Class C Misdemeanor, unless the minor is in the visible presence of an adult parent, guardian, or spouse.

All of the above violations are punishable by a fine of up to $500, mandatory alcohol awareness courses, 8 to 40 hours of community service, and revocation or denial of driver’s license. Minors who have a third underage drinking charge face fines that cost up to $2,000 and/or 180 days in jail and automatic driver’s license suspension.

Speak with our Team of Lawyers Today

At Jerry Loftin & Associates, we help clients throughout the state of Texas seek justice. Our skilled attorneys will vigorously defend your rights and represent your best interests. No matter what your underage drinking charge is, we will fight for you.

Contact our Fort Worth underage drinking lawyers to get started on your free case consultation.

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