Underage Drinking Walnut Creek CA
A minor in possession of alcohol is a person who is under the age of 21 and is in possession of alcohol in a public place or place open to the public.
This is a petty offense but is still considered a misdemeanor. Upon a first conviction the sentence is a fine of $250 or 24-32 hours of community service work. Upon any subsequent conviction the sentence is a fine of $500 or 36-48 hours of community service work. The significant impact that a conviction has is that your driver’s license will be suspended for one year upon a first conviction. If there are multiple convictions of this crime the suspension will be longer.
There are defenses to this crime and ways to try to save your driver’s license. To learn about the defenses available in your case and to learn about the potential of saving your license call Thomas Daly Law at (925) 338-7517. Thomas has defended minor in possession cases before and is able to lend his experience in these cases to you.