Possession of Alcohol by a Minor


SHORSTEIN, LASNETSKI, & GIHON
helps people defend against
Possession of Alcohol by a Minor
allegations.

A Possession of Alcohol by a Minor charge should not be taken lightly.  It is a criminal charge that can stay on a person's record forever.  Many high school students, college students, or employed minors, all with bright futures get a criminal citation for Possession of Alcohol by a Minor when they are caught by police officers.  Call us to find out how we can help protect your future.  
What is Possession of Alcohol by a Minor?

Possession of Alcohol by a Minor is defined in Florida Statute Section 562.111.  To prove Possession of Alcohol by a Minor, the State must prove:
  • You were under 21 years of age, and
  • you had in your possession alcoholic beverages. 

What if I work at a restaurant and serve alcohol?

The Possession of Alcohol by a Minor law does not apply to people between the ages of 18 to 21 who possess alcohol in the normal course of their employment, which requires serving alcohol to customers.  
What is the potential sentence for Possession of Alcohol by a Minor?

Possession of Alcohol by a Minor is a Second Degree Misdemeanor, punishable by up to 60 days in jail. 

If you have a prior conviction for Possession of Alcohol by a Minor and you are convicted a second time, it is a First Degree Misdemeanor, punishable by up to 1 year in jail. 

DRIVER'S LICENSE SUSPENSION *

If you are under 18 years old and found guilty or delinquent of Possession of Alcohol by a Minor (even if it is your first offense), your driver's license, or driving privilege will be suspended for:

 6 - 12 months for First Violation

2 years for Subsequent Violations

* It is extremely important that your attorney try to negotiate a withhold of adjudication or dropped charges to avoid a license suspension.  Call us to see if this is an option in your case.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for or accused of
Possession of Alcohol by a Minor,

Call Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon Now!

904-642-3332 (Jacksonville)
 
or

407-228-2019 (Orlando). 

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