Wilmington, NC Underage Drinking Lawyer
With a college in the area and being a destination for young adults to have fun at the beach, underage drinking is a widespread charge in the Greater Wilmington area.
In North Carolina, anyone under the age of 21 who purchases, possesses, or consumes any amount of alcohol can be ticketed for underage drinking. While .08 is the legal limit for those of age, this doesn’t apply for those under 21. Any amount of alcohol in your system is grounds for a ticket in North Carolina. Merely holding an alcoholic beverage and being under 21 can result in a ticket for underage drinking.
While the attitude surrounding underage drinking tickets may be “kids being kids,” a conviction of this charge is very serious business. Penalties can include but not limited to the loss of your driver’s license, fines, required alcohol abuse courses, and community service.
If you have received an underage drinking ticket, it is vital to speak with a lawyer who has experience handling these types of cases as soon as possible.
The McGee Law Firm has been handling underage drinking tickets since 2003 in the Greater Wilmington area, which includes beach destinations in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties.
A Dismissed Case Does Not Mean It's Expunged
The McGee Law Firm also handles expungements of underage drinking charges for cases that qualify. Today’s competitiveness surrounding the job market and educational programs is fierce.
Contact us today to learn more about taking care of an underage drinking expungement that may hinder your ability to advance professionally.