It's a crime in Maryland to drink until you are 21 years old. A charge of underage consumption often accompanies a charge of DUI or DWI.
There is a reason why Maryland courts come down hard on underage drinking: Statistics show that alcohol is a leading factor in fatal and serious highway injuries, and it is simply a fact that young drivers on alcohol or drugs play a disproportionate role in these statistics.
What are the Penalties for Underage Drinking?
Conviction on these two charges can cast a dark shadow on a young person's life, in addition to the following potential penalties:
- Heavy fines
- Suspended driver's license
- Mandatory community service
- Mandatory alcohol and drug training courses at your own expense
For Help With Your Child's Case, Call MacDonald Law Office, LLC
If your son or daughter has been charged with underage drinking, you owe it to them to put up a strong legal fight. Conviction is too heavy a burden for someone just starting out in life, which is why our Salisbury DUI defense attorneys take these matters seriously. We will work hard on your behalf to create a defense strategy that works to protect your child's rights and future.
We urge you to consult with our Salisbury criminal defense lawyers. Call us at (410) 348-7809, or send us your questions using this online form. We have offices in both Salisbury and Ocean City, Maryland.
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