Pennsylvania Law prohibits the consumption, possession, and transportation of alcoholic beverages by a person under the age of 21. The law requires specific facts that the individual charged was in fact in possession of, transporting, or consuming alcohol. Unfortunately, over zealous officers will charge a person for merely being in the presence of alcohol. Do not lose your license or plead guilty for an offense you didn't commit.
You have the right to a trial on each issue in your case. Mere presence around alcohol is not enough to convict. Mere Odor of alcohol is not enough to convict.
If You're Charged with Underage Drinking in Bucks County or the Philadelphia Area, Contact our firm immediately for a consultation and to begin your Defense (215) 750-8010
A conviction for underage drinking has serious consequences for anyone under the age of 21. There is a mandatory Driver License suspension for each conviction:
In addition to the mandatory license suspension, there are police records, court records, and mandatory classes which will have a serious impact on college admissions and a future career. In many instances. these cases are very defensible.
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Our Attorneys practice in Bucks County, Montgomery County, and the Philadelphia Area, including: Bristol (19007), Levittown (19054, 19055, 19056), Morrisville (19067), Croydon (19021), Falls Township (19030), Bensalem (19020), Warminster (18974), Yardley (19067), Doylestown (18901), Newtown (18940), Richboro (18954), Langhorne (19047), Middletown (19047), Warwick (18976), and throughout the Five County Philadelphia Area