If you, or someone you know, has been charged with underage possession of alcohol in Virginia, you should speak with an experienced attorney to discuss what can happen in court and what potential issues you are facing.
Surprisingly, you can be charged with possession of alcohol even if the alcohol is only in your system, whether or not you are holding the alcohol in your hand or on your person. If the officer can prove you seemed to be intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol, or you admit you had a drink earlier, this could be reason enough for a conviction of underage possession of alcohol. A conviction of underage possession of alcohol is a Class 1 Misdemeanor, which in Virginia, is a crime on the same level as a DUI.
Don’t go through this alone. If you, your child, or someone you know has been charged with underage possession of alcohol, it is vital you receive the information to make the best decision for yourself or your family. Give us a call at 757-656-1000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to set up a consultation to discuss your options.