California Underage Drinking Lawyer
Has your child been cited for Underage Drinking? Their record could be in jeopardy!
In California, it is against the law to consume or be in possession of alcohol if you are younger then 21 years old. There are instances where it is not against the law and there are ways that Weber Law can help you get the answers you are looking for and get the best outcome for your child.
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California Underage Drinking Charges and Penalties
What is Underage Drinking?
Any person under 21 years of age who possesses any alcoholic beverage on any street or highway or in any public place or in any place open to the public, is guilty of underage drinking.
“Possession of alcoholic beverage” means an underage person holding any amount of alcohol anywhere on their person or that has alcohol in their immediate presence and control.
Are there exception?
The exceptions to this statute include but are not limited to:
1.) Consumption for religious purposes.
2.) A parent or legal guardian of a person under twenty-one years of age gave or permitted the possession and consumption of alcohol to the underage person.
3.) Consuming food that had alcohol in it in a small amount.
4.) If they are in possession of alcohol by order of a parent, responsible adult relative, or any other adult designated in pursuance of employment.
What is the Penalty?
There are different punishments depending on the circumstances around the charge of assault. Assault is generally punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000.00, imprisonment for up to 6 months, or both.
However, if assault is committed against certain people, the penalty can be more severe. When assault is committed against a peace officer, firefighter, emergency medical technician, lifeguard, physician or nurse, process server, juror, or even animal control officer who are engaging in their duties at the time of the assault, the penalty is a fine of up to $2,000.00, imprisonment for up to 6 months, or both.
There are ways to fight this more severe penalty, such as not knowing that they were working in such capacity, but it is difficult to fight without adequate legal counsel. Weber Law’s team has experience working with these charges; they know the ins and outs of the criminal justice system and what the best next steps are.
Even as a Defendant, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights, and it is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction. Do not try to fight these charges on your own—Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if your child or some daro charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.
How Can WEBER LAW Help You?
It can be a scary thought to know your child has been in trouble with the law. Let Weber Law help you today. Being a parent or guardian is stressful and the need to keep underage people safe is strong. There are certain defenses that Weber Law can use to fight for you. These defenses include, the underage person did not know they were consuming alcohol, they were coerced in to drinking alcohol, or even they thought they had your permission. Weber Law is experienced in handling these cases, and we want to work for you! Let Weber Law help keep your child’s record clean and get them back on track. If you or someone you know has been cited for underage drinking, contact Weber Law today for a consultation.
CA Bus & Prof § 25662, Possession of beverage by minor; authorization of peace officers to seize beverages; disposition of seized beverages
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