Underage Consumption, Possession, and Attempted Purchase of Alcohol

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Protecting Your Future Against Underage Consumption Charges

Transitioning into adulthood brings with it a host of new responsibilities and freedoms. However, when it comes to alcohol, the legal landscape can be confusing and unforgiving for those aged 18 to 21. While society grants many rights associated with adulthood during this period, the consumption of alcohol remains strictly regulated. In Tennessee, violating underage drinking laws can have serious legal ramifications, potentially impacting various aspects of your life, from your career prospects to your driving privileges.

It is crucial for young adults to understand the legal consequences of underage drinking in Tennessee and to seek guidance from an experienced legal professional like defense attorney Carla Grebert. She will help you navigate the complexities of the legal system and strive for the best possible outcome.

Understanding Tennessee’s Underage Drinking Laws

In Tennessee, individuals under the age of 21 can face criminal charges for various alcohol-related offenses, including:

  • Possession or Transportation of Alcoholic Beverages: Unless it’s part of your job and you’re over 18, possessing or transporting alcohol can lead to charges, regardless of whether you’ve consumed it.
  • Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages: A conviction for underage consumption can result from witness testimony, your own admission, or by proof from a chemical test that shows alcohol in your system.
  • Attempted Purchase: Any attempt by a person under 21 to purchase alcohol—even if unsuccessful—is a crime under Tennessee law.
  • Misrepresentation of Age: Using a false ID or providing false information about your age to obtain alcohol is also illegal.

Penalties for Underage Consumption of Alcohol

Convictions for underage consumption of alcohol are classified as Class A misdemeanors in Tennessee, carrying penalties that may include:

  • Up to 11 months and 29 days in jail or on probation
  • Fines of up to $2,500 plus court costs
  • Mandatory minimum jail time, depending on the facts of the case
  • One-year suspension of your driver’s license

You will have a criminal record that can have far-reaching consequences, impacting your personal and professional life. It is essential to take proactive steps to defend your rights and protect your future.

How Your Nashville Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help

With your future at stake, it is crucial to have the support of a skilled lawyer who will fight for you. Attorney Carla Grebert understands the challenges you face and is committed to securing the best possible outcome for your case. Whether you’re facing charges of underage possession, consumption, or attempted purchase of alcohol, she will provide personalized attention and strategic defense.

Don’t let a youthful mistake derail your future. Request a consultation today and take the first step toward protecting your rights and your future.

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