Arrested for Minor in Possession of Alcohol?
There are extremely strict laws in the State of Georgia regarding underage individuals that are found to be in possession of alcohol or even attempting to buy alcohol. If a person under the age of 21 is caught with alcohol their driver's license is suspended. This has been considered to be a powerful deterrent for young people who might consider this activity. However many young people make mistakes; they often grow up to be excellent and responsible adults, nonetheless. In cases in which a person under 21 has had their driver's license suspended due to an arrest for an alcohol charge it is important to get a Forsyth County DUI lawyer to assist in your defense. It may be possible to save your driver's license from suspension. When your attorney mounts a vigorous defense it may also be possible to keep a conviction off your permanent criminal record. You have your whole life ahead of you. Your best defense begins here.
Forsyth County Lawyer for Minor in Possession of Alcohol Charges
If the individual is found to be in possession of alcohol while driving, the penalty can be even more serious. There is a strict attitude of “zero tolerance” towards minors who possess alcohol or even attempt to purchase it illegally. The law moves fast to suspend the driver's license. There is no opportunity for a restricted license. You must follow the orders of the court and take certain classes. If you fail to complete the risk reduction classes and any other court orders, your license can be suspended up to 6 months for a first offense. You will also face a permanent criminal history.
At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson the legal team has assisted countless young people in avoiding the loss of their license. In other cases, the firm has been able to assist those who have lost their license with its restoration. Each case has unique circumstances and must be analyzed by a DUI defense lawyer from the firm in order to determine how to move forward with legal actions to fight the license suspension. These cases have a short time frame in which to act, and it is vital that you contact the firm at once if you are facing a minor in possession charge.
Contact a Forsyth County defense attorney from the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson today. We are not afraid to fight to win your case.