Legal Question in Criminal Law in North Carolina

What are the usual ramifications of a underage possession and consumption of alcohol charge in North Carolina?

Asked on 8/24/13, 12:21 pm

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Amanda Houser The Houser Law Firm, P.C.
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You would need to consult a local criminal attorney in the county you were charged in. The outcome of a case like this depends on many factors - here are several of them:

- who the ADA and judge are,

- whether this is your first offense or not,

- what your prior record is,

- whether you were polite to the arresting officer or a jerk,

- how old you were at the time of the offense,

- what you wear to court and how you conduct yourself at court

In some districts you may be allowed to earn a dismissal or a PJC by doing a bit of community service. The charge does carry the potential for jail time however, for most people, the worst you are usually facing is court cost and a fine.

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Answered on 8/24/13, 7:48 pm

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