Message To Parents Of College Students
Underage drinking is a misdemeanor in Ohio. Charges can potentially carry harsh consequences, including a jail sentence of up to six months, a fine up to $1,000, mandatory counseling, community service and probation. Additionally, as a young adult, an underage drinking conviction can cast a permanent blight on your criminal record, resurfacing in job applications and background checks.
You can be charged with underage drinking for ordering, purchasing, attempting to purchase or possessing alcohol while under age 21. Other charges can also sometimes accompany underage drinking — such as using a fake ID or driving under the influence. DUI/OVI charges can also impact your driving privileges.
There are many ways to handle underage drinking charges. For example, first time offenders may be eligible to enter a diversion program. If you successfully complete the program, the case will be eventually dismissed and sealed, protecting your clean criminal record.
Underage drinking charges are commonly leveled against high school and college students. Police regularly crack down on house parties near schools, campuses and sporting venues where alcohol may be served and minors may be present.
As a student, you may face an additional layer of consequences — disciplinary action by your school or university. We can advise you on how to minimize not only the criminal consequences of the charges, but also any impact on your education and future opportunities.
With a long and distinguished career in law for college students, attorney David Mesaros knows how to advise clients on underage drinking issues.
If you are charged with underage drinking in the Dayton area, Mesaros Law office is here for you. The attorneys at our law firm are compassionate and understanding while simultaneously unrelenting and effective. Our law office provides the highest representation for college students from the University of Dayton, Sinclair and Wright State University as well as for military personnel and their families stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
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