Underage Possession of Alcohol
Pittsburgh Juvenile Crime Lawyer
In Pennsylvania, the law takes a firm stance against underage drinking. Even holding a can of beer can lead to charges, regardless of whether you’ve consumed any. As a trusted Pittsburgh criminal attorney, Sean Logue is here to fight for your rights and provide expert guidance.
Things You Need to Know About Underage Possession of Alcohol in Pennsylvania
Under Pennsylvania law, if you’re under 21, you can face charges in the following situations:
- Purchasing or attempting to buy alcohol.
- Consuming or possessing alcohol.
- Knowingly transporting alcohol.
It’s important to remember that any beverage, such as liquor, malt, or brewed drinks with even 0.5% alcohol content by volume, is strictly prohibited for individuals under 21. Violating this law carries severe consequences, including hefty fines and potential license suspension. What’s more, the police have the authority to notify your parents.
Interestingly, minors often receive this charge when police are enforcing other laws, such as noise ordinances, and stumble upon underage drinking. Whether or not you were consuming alcohol, simply holding a can or glass can result in an arrest and an underage possession of alcohol charge.
How Can I Help You?
As a Pittsburgh criminal attorney, I specialize in representing numerous youngsters facing charges of underage possession of alcohol. My credentials include a 10.0 Avvo rating and recognition as one of Pennsylvania’s Super Attorneys. When you choose my services, I will diligently analyze the charges against you and craft the strongest possible defense. My goal is to discredit any evidence presented against you and guide you towards the most effective legal action that safeguards your rights and interests.
In Pittsburgh, a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney can file a motion to suppress evidence presented by the prosecutor if it was obtained in violation of your constitutional rights. This strategy can lead to the dismissal of your charges. For underage DUI cases, we can challenge the accuracy of the legal limit while driving or argue against the intoxication status based on officer observations or chemical analysis. If necessary, we can explore the possibility of a plea deal to minimize penalties. With a proficient Pittsburgh DUI attorney by your side, you have a higher chance of securing a favorable plea bargain.
It’s important to note that there are exceptions in the law that can exempt minors from possession charges. To understand how these exceptions might apply to your case, you need a Pittsburgh DUI attorney with expertise in DUI and minors law.
Charges of underage possession of alcohol can have significant consequences, and it is crucial to mount a strong defense. Over the years, at Logue Law Group, I have consistently protected the rights and honor of my clients. I leave no stone unturned in my efforts to achieve a favorable outcome for your case.
If you require assistance or a free consultation, please call me at 844.PITT.DUI or 412-389-0805, or contact me online. The Pittsburgh criminal defense attorneys at Logue Law Group proudly serve the Pittsburgh area, its surrounding counties, West Virginia, and Ohio.
Want More Information About Pennsylvania Law as it Applies to Minors?
For more information regarding Pennsylvania law as it applies to minors, you can find definitions and descriptions in the Pennsylvania Code under Title 18, Chapter 63.
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