Greenville Attorney for Underage Drinking
Ticket for underage drinking? Contact a criminal lawyer today!
Have you received a ticket for underage drinking? A Greenville criminal defense lawyer at Burch Law Office can help. We represent underage clients throughout the Greenville area who have received tickets for the unlawful possession of alcoholic beverage and underage drinking. Since Greenville is home to East Carolina University (ECU) and the East Carolina Pirates, campus police and ALE (Alcohol Law Enforcement) Officers are vigilant throughout the year, watching for violations of these alcoholic beverage laws.
In North Carolina, it is illegal to sell alcohol without a permit, to sell to anyone under the age of 21, to have an open container of alcohol in the car, or to sell wine, beer or liquor to anyone who is intoxicated. ALE agents enforce these and many other laws that deal with the sale, purchase, transportation, manufacture, consumption, and possession of alcoholic beverages in the state.
For ECU students, a very common citation to receive is for underage possession of beer, wine, or mixed beverage. Underage drinking tickets are given out in bars, private house parties, and on or around campus. Citations can be issued even if you did not actually consume alcohol, since this charge is based on the fact that it is illegal to have alcohol in your possession if you are underage.
Defense for Underage Drinking Tickets in Greenville
Our law firm defends ECU students and others who receive underage drinking tickets in the Greenville area. Often, we are able to enter into an agreement with the District Attorney's Office whereby the charge can be dismissed upon the completion of certain requirements. Your criminal record and whether you have received prior drinking tickets will have an impact on what can be done about your drinking ticket. Greenville criminal defense lawyer Tim Burch has successfully represented East Carolina University students and others who are charged with possession or consumption of alcohol while being underage. Our office is conveniently located next to the ECU Campus in Greenville.
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