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Underage Alcohol Charges

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We Help Young Adults & Parents Fight Underage Alcohol related  Charges

        In North Carolina it is considered unlawful for any person under the age of 21 to purchase, possess or drink alcohol, except when doing so for certain educational, work or religious purposes. Though underage alcohol related charges may seem common, some charges are more more serious than others, and can cause major negative consequences. If charged, a person could be facing jail time or community punishment, a loss of their license, a notation on their criminal record, and costly court fines. Our experienced criminal attorneys represent individuals of all ages that have been charged with alcohol related offenses. Our firm can help you navigate the legal system and will try to beat your charge. Contact us today for more information and a free consultation. 

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Common Underage alcohol Related Charges
  • Drive After Consume Under 21  (NCGS 20-138.3)

        In North Carolina it is considered unlawful for any person under the age of 21 to have in their body any alcohol while operating a motor vehicle on any highway or in any public vehicular area. A person can be charged with drive after consume under 21 and also be charged with driving while impaired (DWI) or Driving under the influence (DUI). This same charge can apply to individuals who are under the influence of a control substance while driving, that is not lawfully prescribed or using the appropriate therapeutic dosage. In NC it is a class 2 misdemeanor that would go on your criminal record if convicted. Our office can help you navigate the legal system and also try to beat your charge. Contact our office today for more information and a free consultation for your alcohol related charge. 

  • Underage Alcohol Purchase, Possession or Consumption  (NCGS 18B-302(b) or NCGS 18B-302(i))

        It is considered illegal in North Carolina for any person under the age of 21 to purchase, possess or drink alcohol, except when doing so for certain educational, work or religious purposes.  If charged a person could be facing a class 3 misdemeanor on their criminal record. Other consequences of this charge may include a license suspension, jail time, court ordered community service and required payment of court fines. Our office can help you navigate the legal system and will try to beat your charge. Contact our office today for more information and a free consultation for your underage alcohol charge.

  • Fake Identification (NCGS 18B-302(c)(2)&(f))

        A minor in North Carolina can not use a fraudulent ID or another person's ID to purchase or obtain alcohol. Our office can help you navigate the legal system and will try to beat your charge. Contact our office today for more information and a free consultation for your fake ID charge. 

  • Aid or Abet (NCGS 18B-302(c)(2)&(f) or NCGS 18B-302(c)(1))

        It is considered illegal in North Carolina for any minor to help another minor obtain alcohol. If charged, the person could be facing a class 2 misdemeanor on their criminal record. Adults or Parents who assist or provide alcohol to minors could be facing a class 1 misdemeanor. This charge also could result in a license suspension, jail time, community service or high court fines. Our office can help you navigate the legal system and will try to beat your charge. Contact our office today for more information and a free consultation for your aid and abet charge.

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Underage Alcohol - Criminal Record Expunctions 

        In North Carolina criminal charges such as alcohol tickets often show on a persons record regardless of case outcome, unless the case is expunged. An expunction, sometimes called an expungement, is a legal process of removing criminal charges from public view. Eligibility for this process depends on the outcome of the persons case and their prior criminal history. Contact our office today to determine if you are eligible to remove criminal charges from your record. 

Alcohol Related - Limited Driving Privileges

        If you have recently been charged with an alcohol related offense that suspended your license with the NC DMV, you may be eligible for a limited driving privilege (LDP) to allow you to drive for work, school and other household duties in North Carolina. Driving privileges are considered a civil court filing and can NOT be obtained at the DMV. Contact us today to determine your eligibility and more information about the limited driving privilege process. 

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BRANDON ROSEMAN 
Managing Attorney
Molly Morgan
Associate Attorney
ERIN
Office Manager
Tyesha 
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Tiffany 
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