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Carteret County Underage Possession Attorney

Charged with underage possession? We can help!

The drinking age is 21 in North Carolina and it is considered to be a criminal offense to be in possession of liquor if you are younger than this. This includes wine, beer or spirits of any kind and does not simply mean attempting to purchase alcohol with a fake ID. Any illicit interaction between a juvenile and alcohol is considered an illegal offense – from attempting to purchase, successfully purchasing or simply being in possession (even if they are not the original purchaser). Should a juvenile be charged with a DWI while underage, the penalties will be even more severe.

Penalties that are involved with underage possession include the possibility of imprisonment, as well as monetary fines and court costs, even the possibility of a drinking ticket. For this reason, if you or a loved one have recently been criminally charged with such a crime, it is highly encouraged that you consult with an experienced Carteret County criminal defense lawyer from a firm that you can trust. As the Carteret County area is not a large metropolitan area, it is in your best interests to hire locally – get a lawyer on your side that knows what you are facing and knows the area.

Criminal Lawyers Serving the Entire Coast of North Carolina

At Cummings & Kennedy, we are led by a husband and wife team that has a combined twenty years of legal experience under their belt. As a continuation of a law firm that was started in 1995, they are proud to offer local residents service that combines the personalized representation of a boutique firm with the results of a larger one. For this reason, if you or a loved one are currently dealing with criminal charges, it is highly encouraged that you do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible. Cases such as this do not carry the consequences of more serious felonies, but this does not mean that they are not serious. Having a blemish on your criminal record, regardless of the circumstances, could prove to be an obstacle in the future and should be something that is defended against in every possible way.

Do not hesitate to contact a Carteret County underage possession lawyer from our firm today!