The legal drinking age is 21. Anyone who has consumed alcohol under age 21 can be charged with underage drinking. Minor in possession of alcohol is a common charge that young people and college students in The Triangle and at other Raleigh universities and colleges often face.
Hale Law Firm, PC, will fight to keep your future on track. Call 919-805-3364 to learn about potential collateral consequences.
How Alcohol-Related Charges Affect Young Adults
Young adults and college students are too old to be protected by juvenile justice laws and too young to be in truly stable economic and social positions. As a young person or the parent of a college student, you need to be aware of the long-term impacts an alcohol-related charge can have on the future. These include:
- Limited job prospects and housing options
- Inability to get loans and meet other major life milestones
- Difficulty accessing social services and other programs
When your child is facing alcohol-related criminal charges, you need to act quickly. Our lawyer can look at your case and the specific circumstances under which the arrest took place. Then we will explain possible consequences and issues as well as your available options. By relying on our decades of criminal defense experience you can make informed decisions.
Our Student Criminal Defense Services
Hale Law Firm, PC, is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and devotes its practice 100 percent to criminal defense cases. Our founding attorney started his career at the federal public defender’s office and he has more than 25 years of experience. To get personalized legal advice from our attorney during a free initial consultation, send us an online message.