Underage drinking is illegal in Arizona, and those charged with a minor in possession or a minor who has consumed alcohol could face serious legal consequences. At AZ Defenders, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to help if you have been charged as a minor in possession and need a skilled defense attorney in Tempe. Let us get to work investigating the evidence against you today.
You should always take minor in possession and minor in consumption charges seriously in Tempe. At AZ Defenders, we are ready to defend your case today.
Being charged with minor in possession (A.R.S. 4-244(9)) or minor in consumption (A.R.S. 4-244(41)) can result in serious penalties.
In Arizona, a minor charged with possession of alcohol could face a class 1 misdemeanor offense. The penalties for this charge, upon conviction, could include:
A minor charged with minor in consumption will face a class 2 misdemeanor offense. Upon conviction, a person could face:
In addition to the criminal penalties, a minor could face disciplinary charges from their school. Colleges take these cases very seriously and could require additional alcohol counseling or even kick a person out of school. The Tempe college and campus criminal defense attorneys at AZ Defenders can help you assess your legal options and stand up for your rights in such a situation.
An attorney is vitally important for these cases. In Tempe, Arizona, you do have options, and your attorney will know how to fight the charges against you. Your lawyer will look at every detail of the case and formulate a solid defense.
Your attorney will vigorously defend you through these charges and work to ensure your future remains bright.
Anyone charged is a minor in possession or minor in consumption of alcohol in Arizona must take the charges seriously. At AZ Defenders, you can count on a skilled defense team to thoroughly investigate the case against you and work to formulate a solid defense on your behalf. Our goal will be to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed and minimize any future repercussions for the alleged crime. You can contact our minor in possession attorney in Tempe for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (480) 456-6400.