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Pennsylvania law prohibits people under 21 years of age from consuming or possessing alcohol. There are a number of state laws that can result in criminal charges when a minor attempts to purchase alcohol or is under the influence of alcohol.

In some of these cases, alleged offenders may be eligible for juvenile adjudication. While this type of outcome is not technically considered a criminal conviction, it can still involve many later consequences and is not always the best resolution.

West Chester Attorney for Alcohol Charges Under the Age of 21

If your child has been charged with any type of juvenile alcohol-related offense in Pennsylvania, it is in your best interest to immediately contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. Michael J. Skinner defends minors from all over Delaware County, Lancaster County, Montgomery County, and Chester County.

The Skinner Law Firm helps clients achieve the most favorable outcomes to their criminal cases with the fewest possible punishments. Call (610) 436-1410 today to have your case reviewed during a free, confidential consultation.

Overview of Alcohol-Related Crimes for Juveniles in Chester County

Pennsylvania Juvenile Alcohol Crimes

An arrest warrant is issued by a judge if he or she believes there is probable cause showing you are the person who allegedly committed a crime. The arrest warrant may be the result of a police investigation, witness testimony, or a grand jury indictment. When a judge signs off on this type of warrant, the police will be authorized to search for you and arrest you at your home, your place of work, or any other location at which they find you.

Generally, an arrest warrant contains the following information:

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Additional Juvenile Alcohol Crime Penalties in Chester County

Under Pennsylvania Consolidated Statute Title 18 § 6310.4, a conviction for Misrepresentation of age to secure liquor or malt or brewed beverages, Purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages, or Carrying a false identification card can result in the following restrictions of operating privileges:

Any person under 21 years of age convicted of DUI in Pennsylvania can face the following punishments in addition to fines and possible jail time:

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Exceptions to Juvenile Alcohol Crimes in Pennsylvania

Certain Pennsylvania Statutes contain exceptions in which criminal charges do not apply in the following cases:

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Finding an Experienced Attorney for Juvenile Alcohol Charges

As a former prosecutor, Michael J. Skinner provides his clients with valuable insight into how their cases will be handled and what evidence can help charges be reduced or dismissed. Our criminal defense attorney works relentlessly to protect the rights of minors all over Southeastern Pennsylvania.

The Skinner Law Firm represents clients in Chester County and Delaware County. You can receive an evaluation of your case when you call (610) 436-1410 to schedule a free legal consultation.


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