What is a possession of alcoholic beverages by a minor?
A person commits the offense of Possession of Alcoholic Beverages by a Minor if they have in their actual or constructive possession any Alcoholic Beverages. Alcoholic Beverages include: Beer, Wine, Malt Liquor, Malt Beverage (Smirnoff Ice, Mikes Hard Lemonade) or other distilled liquor (vodka, whiskey etc.)
This statute makes it a crime for any minor to possess alcoholic beverages. The same laws of possession apply to possession of alcohol as they do to a firearm or narcotics.
Click for more information about Possession of Alcoholic Beverages by a MinorPossession of Alcoholic Beverages by a Minor is classified as either a First Degree or Second Degree Misdemeanor depending on how many prior convictions you have. Even though it is a realtively minor offense, being charged with Possession of Alcoholic Beverages by a Minor, or being under investigation by the police for any criminal activity can have serious and long lasting effects on your life both at home, your career or your ability to stay in school. Receiving a conviction for Possession of Alcoholic Beverages by a Minor will have serious effects including jail, fines and mandatory driver license suspension. Any criminal conviction could potentially make you unemployable at most companies or cause you to lose your professional license. This is why it is so important to contact a Florida Minor In Possession Defense Attorney right away. Call Grant Schwarz at 800-403-3887 any time to discuss your case.
In accusation of criminal behavior can have long lasting, far reaching and potentially devastating effects on your life. This is especially true for juvenile offenders under the age of 18 and youthful offenders under the age of 21. These effects can include damage to reputation in the community, loss of employment, loss of housing, loss of public benefits and expulsion from school or college. The most important thing you can do if you or a loved one are accused of any crime is to contact an experienced South Florida Criminal Defense Attorney. I am a former prosecutor and have been practicing criminal law my entire career. I have handled hundreds of Possession of Alcoholic Beverages by a Minor related charges. Each case I handle is treated with attention, care, respect and always with an eye toward achieving a dismissal. If your case is dismissed it may be eligible for a record expunge or a record seal. This is the ultimate success for any criminal charge. Contact Grant Schwarz to discuss how your case can be dismissed.
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