Underage Drinking Attorney in Cumming
Georgia’s Underage Drinking Laws
As a college student, it may be tempting to be involved with the various
peer pressures associated with campus life. Each year, thousands of students
attend parties with copious amounts of underage drinking. While most students
do not necessarily think about the negative repercussions associated with
underage drinking, it is important that you know if caught, law enforcement
can charge you with a very serious crime.
If you are facing underage drinking charges, turn to Richman Law Firm for
Call today to set up a consultation and get to work on your case.
Who Can Be Charged for Underage Drinking?
According to Georgia law, anyone under the age of 21 who has been caught
in possession of, purchasing, or under the influence of alcohol could
be charged with a crime and sentenced to numerous penalties upon conviction.
An individual under the age of 21 may be charged with underage drinking if:
They misrepresent their age while attempting to purchase alcohol
An officer can detect the odor of alcohol on their breath
They misrepresent their identity to purchase alcohol
Because an officer does not have to perform a breathalyzer for a minor
to be arrested and convicted for underage drinking, these cases require
the assistance of a skilled attorney. Reach out to Richman Law Firm to
discover how a
criminal defense attorney can assist you.
What are the Penalties for Underage Drinking?
I spent years as a prosecutor charging individuals with crimes, and have
seen convictions for underage drinking ruin young individuals' lives.
If you are a student attending the University of North Georgia and are
charged with underage drinking or purchasing alcohol underage, you could
be facing very serious penalties.
A criminal conviction can not only leave you with fines, possible jail
time, and mandatory alcohol awareness courses, but it could greatly change
the course of your future. Most universities do not tolerate underage drinking. Your acceptance to
the university could be rescinded. You may lose your scholarship, or housing,
or be denied graduation. It is important that you contact
Richman Law Firm right away so that I can help you protect your future.
Penalties for underage drinking in Georgia can include a fine of up to
$300, a 6-month jail sentence, or both. However, a sentence can be more
severe depending on a number of factors, including:
The number of previous infractions the defendant has
Whether or not the defendant was driving while under the influence of alcohol
Whether or not anyone was injured as a result of the underage drinking
Experienced Underage Drinking Lawyer for North Georgia Students
When you work with my firm, I can take immediate action to determine if
your rights were violated in any manner, and help ensure that your future
is protected. As a former prosecutor, I have seen these crimes devastate
students' lives. However, based on my experience, I know how to assist
in protecting individuals from serious penalties. You should not let your
life be defined by one mistake.
If you have been arrested and charged with underage drinking in Cumming,
Dahlonega, or any part of North Georgia, do not hesitate to
contact Richman Law Firm today. I am happy to provide free consultations to all potential clients.