Illegal Possession of Alcohol


Modified Transcript of “Illegal Possession of Alcohol” for the Hearing Impaired:

As a parent I understand that when your loved one, normally a child, gets a ticket or gets arrested for an underage possession of alcohol charge, you may have questions.

While it may not be the most serious criminal offense in North Carolina, it can carry long-term consequences.

It can affect the ability to get into different schools, maybe colleges.

It may be a little bit embarrassing disclosing that on the application process, and it can affect, if there’s a series of different types of charges related to the underage consumption of alcohol or even drugs, it could affect your ability to get a job in the future.

Consideration of the Following is important:

  • Facts & Circumstances of the Charges
  • What Happened?  Are there disputes as to what happened?  Are there legal defenses?  
  • Prior Charge(s), Arrest(s) & Conviction History
  • Have there been prior Deferral Programs, Pleas or Convictions?  
  • Severity of the Offense(s)
  • Are they part of additional or more serious criminal charges?  
  • Pre-Existence of Probation or other Suspended Terms or Deferral Agreements
  • Would new charges “Violate” probation or other Deferred Disposition Agreements?  
  • Pending Charges or Offenses in other jurisdictions in North Carolina and other states
  • Would either set of charges adversely affect the other(s)? 

I encourage you to give us a call. There may be options available.


There may be certain deferral programs available.


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While sometimes people choose to do that themselves, it’s a good idea to consider your options.

It’s a good idea to consider the different things that can take place on these type of cases before choosing what to do.

Give us a call. We offer a free consultation. We hope to hear from you.

Bill Powers

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