Provo Minor in Possession of Alcohol Attorney | Unlawful Consumption Utah
Serious Consequences for Minors Consuming Alcohol in Utah
As shown by the media and in common social experience minors are enticed to drink alcohol and some parents even encourage and enable their children and their friends to “have fun” drinking while on their property.
Although alcohol is legally possessed and purchased by those who are over 21 years of age, it is illegal in Utah and a juvenile crime for any minor to be caught in possession or to have consumed even one drop of alcohol unless they are consumers for either medicinal or religious purposes.
Although a “Minor Crime” Conviction Brings Serious Consequences
Utah’s strict “not a drop” standard for those under the age of 21 can lead to very serious penalties including, fines up to $500, mandatory suspension of a driver’s license, drug awareness classes, probation and community service. Often because of the strict nature of the conviction process coupled with the mandatory sentencing included in the law what many see as a little offense can have drastic and huge consequences if you are unaware of the trial and uphill battle you face when charged with this offense in Utah, especially if it is not the first time. Like other offenses, if a minor has been charged with this type of crime on a prior occasion it can drastically effect sentencing making the penalties, fines and mandatory suspensions much more severe.
Protect Your Rights
If you or someone you care for is a minor who has been charged with the unlawful possession or consumption of alcohol get help immediately because the consequences can be very severe. Provo Criminal Defense has experienced attorneys who have helped many people in similar situations and will be able to take your unique situation and both protect your rights and ensure you receive a fair trial. Don’t take on the government alone or treat this charge as something that will just go away. Contact our law firm today to begin your path to overcoming your hard situation. 801.900.3717