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Minor in Possession of Alcohol

In the state of California, an individual under the age of 21 years old who is found in possession of an open container can also be charged with minor in possession. Under the California Business and Professions Code section 25658, it is unlawful for a person under the age of 21 years old to possess an alcoholic beverage in a public place such as a street, highway, car, etc.

Unlike the open container charges, a minor in possession of alcohol can be charged with a misdemeanor--which results in a number of serious consequences. The penalties for a minor in possession of alcohol charge in California can include hefty fines, imprisonment in county jail, or both. Most importantly, this rather severe conviction results in a one-year license suspension, imposed by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

The consequences of a minor in possession conviction are incredibly disruptive to your life in a number of ways. Not only will this conviction follow your record for all future employers to see, losing your license will likely have a serious impact on both your personal and professional life. This is why it is necessary you prevent being convicted in the first place, and our Dublin criminal defense lawyers of the Law Office of Ivan O.B. Morse will do everything in our power to prevent this from happening.

Contact Our Dublin Criminal Defense Lawyers Today

At the Law Office of Ivan O.B. Morse, we understand just how debilitating it can be to your entire life to be charged with a crime, which is why our Dublin criminal defense lawyers explore every possible avenue in building our defense on your behalf. Our legal team is relentless in our pursuit of justice, and we apply our experience, education, and energy to ensuring you are taken care of from beginning to end.

Contact us at your earliest convenience to speak to a representative of our firm. Call (888) 865-0741 today.