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College Students & Drinking

Underage Drinking Defense Attorneys Winston-Salem

As a college student, an underage drinking violation could have an effect on your future job prospects and your ability to get into graduate school. A skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney can help you fight these charges and keep your record clear for the future.

The attorneys at Wood & Rabil, LLP, have the experience you need to overcome these criminal drinking charges. For more than 30 years, we have been defending local college students in North Carolina. We use our local knowledge to help college students from all across the U.S. and abroad. We will fight to have your charges dismissed or to reduce your penalties.

Don't try to take on these charges alone. We will stand by your side and aggressively protect your rights. Contact our underage drinking defense lawyers in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for your free initial consultation.

Fighting Underage Drinking Charges

When you are under 21, you can be charged with a variety of alcohol-related violations, including:

  • Underage consumption
  • Underage possession
  • Purchasing alcoholic beverages
  • Driving your underage friend to buy alcoholic beverages
  • Fake ID
  • Driving after consuming alcohol under age 21
  • Open containers in your car

If you were driving after consuming even a small amount of an alcoholic beverage, you can also be charged with driving after consuming alcoholic beverages under 21. This offense carries serious penalties. The charge is similar to a driving while impaired (DWI) charge. However, when you are under 21, having a blood alcohol content (BAC) less than .08 can still lead to a charge. If convicted, you could have your license revoked for one year and face community service, fines and court costs.

Whatever your drinking violation, we can help you. We have helped countless college students in our area. Our attorneys will work to have your charges dismissed or your penalties reduced.

First-Time Offenders

Most counties in North Carolina have a first-time offender program. If you have no prior criminal offenses, this program allows you to divert your sentence. Usually this means you will have to do community service and pay a court fee in order to have the district attorney dismiss your charge.

If you go through the first-time offender program, our attorneys can help get your record cleared. We can guide you through the expungement process to clear your record of the charges.

Drug Offenses

College students make mistakes, but a drug charge can have a lasting impact on their life. If you are pulled over by the police and they find drugs, you will not only get a traffic violation, but you may also face a charge for possession. We help college students fight their possession charges.

Contact a DUI Lawyer in North Carolina

Regardless of whether your criminal charges involve drinking or drugs, contact our driving under the influence charges attorney in North Carolina. We can help you fight your alcohol-related ticket or charge. We are located near Wake Forest University, Salem College, Winston-Salem State University, UNC School of the Arts and Forsyth Technical College.