Underage Drinking Attorney
- Underage Drinking
- Possession of Alcohol By A Minor
- Purchase of Alcohol by A Minor
- Fake ID or forged Identification
- Purchasing Alcohol for Minors
- Corruption of Minors
- Trying to buy alcohol at a Bar
Your Underage Drinking citation will be heard before a Magisterial District Justice. At that hearing the officer can present testimony which we can attack in many circumstances. In many cases, after speaking with the officer and the judge, a trial may not be necessary to have the charges dismissed. You may be able to complete some community service and attend a class for reduced charges which often times aren’t even criminal. You need an experienced, aggressive attorney to help you with your Underage Drinking citation in Chester County and Montgomery County.
What if I have already pled guilty to the charges?
We can help you even if you have already paid the fine or been convicted of an underage drinking citation. You have thirty (30) days from the date your guilty plea or conviction have been recorded to appeal or throw out the conviction from a magisterial district judge by filing an appeal to the County Common Pleas Court. There are even cases when more than thirty days have passed where an appeal can be heard. If you have been found guilty of an Underage Drinking offense, and were not aware of the ramifications in Chester or Montgomery County, contact us to discuss your options for attacking the case.
I was convicted of Underage Drinking, I am getting ready to graduate school and look for a job, is there anything I can do to get the charges off of my criminal record?
If a person is convicted of or pled guilty to Underage Drinking, he or she is eligible to seek expungement of the charge after he or she has turned 21 years of age and has completed the sentence. The expungement under this subsection of the law is mandatory, meaning a judge does not have discretion to deny the expungement petition if the petitioner meets the requirements. If you have turned 21 and met all the conditions the court imposed on you, you should call us to discuss your options for having your charges expunged.