Most children attend parties at some time during high school or college. At these parties, it is not unusual for alcohol to be present even though the teens involved are underage. Most parents remember their own experiences with parties, but that should not stop them from taking a child’s legal problem seriously and hiring a Salt Lake City underage drinking defense lawyer.
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Underage Drinking in Salt Lake City
At my law office, I often remind parents and teens that Utah places serious consequences of underage drinking. Being found guilty can impact your life for years. In fact, Utah underage drinking laws have recently changed. If found guilty, teens can lose their driver’s licenses for five years or until they are 18 years old, whichever is greater. Teens also face home confinement with an ankle monitor as well as a separate alcohol monitor if found guilty.
I urge parents and minors to take the charge seriously. This is true of any of a range of alcohol-related charges:
- Minor in possession of alcohol
- Distribution of alcohol to minors
- Possession of a fake or altered ID
Parents often try to handle matters of juvenile law without a lawyer’s help. All too often, they encourage their children to take responsibility for their actions and enter a guilty plea, not realizing that this could mean the loss of the child’s driving privileges for years. The matter is serious. Before taking action, get an attorney’s advice.
As a Salt Lake City underage drinking defense lawyer with more than 15 years of experience – and as a former judge – I know which legal arguments are generally effective in Utah Courts. Depending on the facts of your case, I make effective legal arguments that help protect your interests.
Criminal defense is all I do
My exclusive focus as a Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer has helped me perfect successful legal strategies that are proven to be effective in Utah Courts. Throughout the years, I have achieved a history of favorable results by helping hundreds of people successfully reduce or avoid criminal charges. My clients’ positive testimonials tell their stories.