If your child has been charged with underage drinking, it is vital that you contact a Springfield underage DWI lawyer right away who is familiar with representing DWI cases. At Cole & Martin Attorneys at Law, LLC, we understand the importance of protecting your child's rights and their record. We are not afraid to fight aggressively to minimize the consequences of a conviction or to get the charges dismissed altogether.
Underage drinking is a serious criminal charge which will remain on their record and affect their ability to remain in school or go to college, obtain housing, or get hired for a good job. This crime can also affect their insurance rates, affect their ability to drive, and limit their freedom. Our firm has more than 30 years of combined experience representing charges like underage drinking. As former prosecutors, our understanding of how a case will be tried has given us an advantage in that we can anticipate the complications and problems that may arise for both sides and prepare accordingly.
Underage drinking conviction can lead to the following consequences:
If there has been a conviction in the past, the consequences for this crime could be more significant. When other factors are involved, such as driving while intoxicated or being involved in a hit and run, there could be compounded charges. The court could also order community service, probation, and counseling programs if your child is convicted.
Our Springfield underage DWI lawyers are prepared to defend your child's rights and work towards preventing a conviction. You can rely on us to keep you informed as their case progresses. For a free case consultation, call our office today at (417) 213-5441.