Caught Drinking While Under the Age of 21?
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In the state of California, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to consume or even possess alcohol. If you were arrested on the charge of "minor in possession of alcohol" in Los Angeles or a surrounding area, you should move quickly to discuss your case with the criminal defense attorney at Diamond & Associates. As a State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist with more than 3,500 cases under his belt, Attorney Diamond knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. Let him fight to protect your future.
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What are the penalties for underage drinking in California?
If you were arrested for drinking, possessing or attempting to buy alcohol as a minor, you could be facing some steep legal consequences. Even a first-time offense is considered to be a misdemeanor, which means that a conviction would become a part of your permanent criminal record. Don't let one mistake affect your future – secure the aggressive representation that you need after an arrest.
In California, possessing alcohol as a minor is punishable by:
- Up to $250 in fines
- Up to 32 hours of community service
- License suspension for one year
Even if you were caught holding an alcoholic beverage at the time of your arrest, you should know that the law is very specific about when and where it would be illegal for someone under the age of 21 to possess alcohol. For example, you could only be convicted if you had alcohol in a public place or a place that is open to the public. That being said, you should not assume that all hope for your case is lost.
Hire a Firm That Has Litigated Thousands of Criminal Cases
At Diamond & Associates, we know just how much is at stake for our clients. This is why you can expect us to provide nothing less than the dedicated legal representation that you deserve. Our long-standing history of success is reflected by our numerous accolades, including Mr. Diamond's selection to the 2016 California Super Lawyerslist and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Find out how we can put this experience to work for you by scheduling your free consultation today.
Let Diamond & Associates protect your rights by arranging your free case evaluation today. We have already litigated thousands of criminal cases, and we are ready to fight for you.