We all make mistakes, especially when we are younger and just kids. Furthermore, the culture shock of freedom that comes with going to college and being away from home for the first time. While underage drunk driving is a problem in this country, when it happens to your own child the best thing to do is address the charges head on. The effects of underage drinking charges can affect the rest of your child’s life and it is important deal with the situation decisively by contacting an attorney who has experience with these types of charges.
Protecting Your Child’s Future
Underage drinking charges should be taken just as seriously, if not more so, than adult charges. An underage drinking conviction can cause a student’s application for financial aid to be denied, benefits to be discontinued and/or hamper future employment opportunities. It can also hamper the chances of getting into a preferred college for younger children. A conviction can also lead to removal from after school activities as well as ostracism in the community, not to mention a suspended or revoked driver’s license.
Our lawyers believe in trying to prevent these occurrences by fighting to get the charges dropped or substantially reduced. Our goal is to minimize the impact by negotiating for community service or voluntary entrance into an alcohol treatment program. We will also always try to have the record sealed or expunged when the child reaches adulthood.
Our team is committed to helping your family through this difficult time. We believe that choosing to fight an underage drinking charge or accepting responsibility are family decisions that should be made after all the facts and options are clearly presented. We are always straightforward with our clients about the repercussions of all decisions and the chances the child faces in court.