Underage Drinking & Drug Crime Attorney
Don’t Let a Mistake in Your Past Define Your Future
Though underage drinking, underage alcohol possession, and some drug crime charges are considered to be misdemeanors, do not make the mistake of thinking that they are inconsequential.
A conviction of any of these charges can result in penalties that may follow a young person for the rest of their adult lives. There are ways to mitigate these charges, however, and with the help of our highly skilled Raleigh underage drinking lawyer, you can work to lessen the impact.
Contact Cotten Law Firm today to learn more about the options that may be available to you in your case. We are dedicated to providing attentive, one-on-one service to help our clients understand their situation and achieve their goals. We serve clients throughout Wake County.
Providing Skilled Defense from Lifelong Consequences
People ages 12 through 20 years old are responsible for consuming 11% of the alcohol in the United States. Underage drinking is illegal in the state of North Carolina — regardless of whether the teen has their parent’s permission. In North Carolina, driving under the influence is not tolerated.
Therefore, teens who are caught driving after consuming alcohol can be charged with a DWI and underage consumption. It is also common for underage drinkers to be charged for using false identification.
Teens and their parents may not know whom to call for help, but it’s best to work with an experienced attorney. Those who don’t often have poor outcomes and struggle later when applying for schools and jobs due to their criminal record.
You may be aware of first-time offender programs which may allow for certain drug crime charges to be dismissed. While there are many circumstances in which this can be an excellent option, it is important to remember that this is not best for every single case.
This option is a one-time-only opportunity, and if you have a legitimate legal case to defend yourself against the charge, that may be worth pursuing.
Reach out to our Raleigh drug and alcohol crime attorney today at (919) 587-8544 to schedule your free consultation. There, we can determine what course of action would be most effective in furthering your legal goals.
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