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Underage Drinking

Has Your Child Been Charged with Underage Drinking?

The country is cracking down on underage drinking, and Pennsylvania is no exception. If your child is arrested for and charged with an underage drinking offense, his or her future is at stake. With so much on the line, you need immediate assistance from a highly qualified criminal defense lawyer with a proven track record in defending juvenile clients against underage drinking crimes.

At the law offices of Stanton M. Lacks, Attorney at Law, you get the skill of experienced juvenile defense lawyer Stanton M. Lacks. He is a former Bucks County deputy district attorney who is also a recognized authority on juvenile crime. For a free consultation to discuss any criminal charge faced by your child, contact our offices to make an appointment.

Legal Penalties for Underage Drinking:

  • Driver's license suspension: When a person under 21 years of age is charged with underage drinking, his or her driver's license will be automatically suspended by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for 90 days. If it is a minor's second offense, the license suspension may even be for one year. The driver's license suspension could occur whether or not the citation is upheld, and it is completely separate from any court proceeding.
  • School disciplinary action: The minor's high school or college may take disciplinary action against a minor who is convicted of underage drinking, including academic probation, suspension, expulsion and removal from sports teams and extracurricular activities.
  • Criminal proceedings against the minor: The district attorney's office may prosecute a minor on criminal charges, especially if the minor is accused of a DUI/DWI. The district attorney's office may want to try the minor in adult criminal court rather than in juvenile court.
  • Criminal proceedings against parents: Parents can be charged with criminal conduct as a result of underage drinking that occurs at their house, sometimes even if the parents are not home or are unaware that the drinking occurred.

Get Professional Assistance From an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer

Underage drinking can be a serious crime with serious penalties. If you or your child has been charged with a criminal offense involving underage drinking, we advise you to get advice from a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Schedule a free consultation with criminal defense attorney Stanton M. Lacks. Call our Bensalem law office at215-245-8440 or send us an e-mail.

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