Peoria Illinois Underage Drinking Attorney (Unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor)
Underage drinking in Illinois can carry serious consequences. Do your homework now, so that an underage drinking charge does not result in a conviction on your record, one that could cost you a spot in a higher education program, or cost you your first professional job. Not only are the future consequences serious, but as of January 1, 2008, the Illinois Secretary of State has discretionary authority to suspend or revoke your driver’s license or permit (for three months) without a preliminary hearing if you receive court supervision for underage drinking, and even if you are placed on court supervision. (See 625 ILCS 5/6-206 (a) 43)
There are ways to fight this charge. For example, was the person under age 21 under the direct supervision and approval of the parents or those persons standing in loco parents of such person under 21 in the privacy of a home?
Call the Law Offices of Maureen Williams to hear your options. Set up an in-office interview to learn more. Too much is at stake and there are steps you can take to win. Prepare now, so that you are highlighted at your first interview.... not your record.