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Underage DUI Attorneys in Charlotte

Protecting Underage Individuals across Mecklenburg County

If you are under the age of the legal limit or are the parent of a minor who is charged with any drug- or alcohol-related crime, the attorneys at Jetton & Meredith can help you try to resolve your case favorably and possibly erase the criminal record.*

The Charlotte underage drinking lawyer at Jetton & Meredith have represented countless students who have attended many different high schools and colleges in North Carolina. The attorneys at Jetton & Meredith understand that young people make mistakes and that they are sometimes in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Our goal is to help young people learn from these mistakes while helping them minimize the consequences that could hurt their futures. You don’t want a criminal record to follow you around your entire life, damage your reputation, and cost you employment opportunities.

Please contact our firm at (704) 931-5535 to schedule a consultation with one of our Charlotte underage drinking lawyers.

Underage Drinking Penalties in NC

Consuming alcohol, experimenting with illegal drugs, and engaging in other reckless behavior puts young individuals at risk of physical harm and subjects them to legal consequences as well.

In North Carolina, any measurable alcohol in the system is considered a drunk driving charge. The penalties can include the following:

  • License suspension (30 days pretrial and up to a year after)
  • Fines
  • Court costs
  • Community service

Common Underage Alcohol Crimes

  • Underage possession of alcohol/minor with alcohol
  • Underage consumption of alcohol
  • Drug possession and sales
  • Underage drunk driving — driving after consuming alcohol

    When facing criminal charges, it can feel easier to just pay the fine. However, when you do this, you are admitting guilt and will have a criminal record. Depending on the circumstances of the case, it may be possible to have charges reduced to a non-alcohol offense or have them dismissed completely.*

    Underage Drinking Defense

    If you are facing underage DUI charges, it is important to understand the law and how it may apply to you. The Charlotte underage drinking attorneys at Jetton & Meredith welcome the opportunity to assist you and help you understand the charges you are facing. We can guide you throughout the legal process and help you make well-informed decisions about the future. You can trust us to be your advocate when you need criminal defense.

    Please contact us today at (704) 931-5535 to schedule a consultation with one of our underage DUI attorneys in Charlotte.

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