The consumption of a drink or two by an underage drinker can seem like a minor offense but can quickly lead to serious charges and consequences. A conviction for underage drinking can lead to:
- Loss of driving privileges
- A criminal record and subsequent problems with employment and educational opportunities
The law takes underage drinking seriously. It is wise to do the same when your child faces underage drinking criminal charges.
At the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, law firm of Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC, we are local attorneys providing experienced criminal defense to communities throughout central Pennsylvania. Our team includes a former juvenile hearing examiner, and collectively, our lawyers have handled thousands of criminal cases. We are fully familiar with the legal issues involved in defending your legal rights.
Has your minor child been charged with buying, drinking or transporting alcohol? Contact Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC at 717-827-4074 for experienced legal help.
Experienced Defense Against Prosecutors' Tactics
The state can work to make your underage charges stick using a broad range of approaches. In addition to using a preliminary breath test, prosecutors are allowed to pursue a conviction by:
- Witness testimony
- Breath odor in conjunction with a Breathalyzer
We can work to question police tactics, question witnesses' statement and, in some instances, pursue a pre-adjudication disposition. For more information regarding underage drinking charges and your rights, contact our firm.
Experienced defense attorney Elisabeth K.H. Pasqualini understands the consequences of underage drinking and can help you and your child protect their future.
If you face underage drinking charges, contact the experienced criminal defense law firm of Shaffer & Engle Law Office, LLC. We provide free initial consultations, are available for evening and weekend appointments and operate two offices for your convenience. To contact us, call 717-827-4074.