Underage Drinking And Fake IDs: Protecting Your Future
A conviction for underage drinking or using a fake ID can have serious, long-lasting consequences. You may lose your driver’s license. You may go to jail. You may face disciplinary action by your school or university. If your case is not handled properly, you can end up with a permanent record, making it difficult if not impossible to obtain employment in certain occupations.
At Robert R. Hart, Jr., Attorney at Law, we represent students at the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Cincinnati State University, College of Mount St. Joseph, Miami University and other schools throughout Ohio. For over 30 years, we’ve defended people in cases involving:
- Underage drinking
- Possession or use of fake IDs
- Furnishing alcohol to minors
- Other juvenile charges
Don’t Plead Guilty Just To Get It Over With
Pleading guilty at the outset of an underage drinking or fake ID case is not wise because doing so puts you at the mercy of the judge. Depending on his or her temperament, you may be sentenced to up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. You will also have a criminal record. Penalties for second and third offenses are even more severe.
Having legal representation tells the judge you are taking the matter seriously. At Robert R. Hart, Jr., Attorney at Law, we will seek to obtain a dismissal of the charge against you or seek an outcome that mitigates any penalties you incur. In many cases involving underage drinking and the use of fake IDs, we have obtained probation with no jail time for clients.
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It’s also important to realize that a first-time offense is expungeable. After your case is resolved, we can seek to obtain an expungement, which legally allows you to say “no” to the question, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?”
Don’t let a youthful offense cloud your future. At Robert R. Hart, Jr., Attorney at Law, we will work to defend you and your future. For a free initial consultation in Cincinnati, Ohio, call 866-302-0981 or contact us online.