Helping Young People Resolve And Overcome Legal Problems
Underage drinking — also called minor consumption of alcohol — and other alcohol-related offenses are treated very seriously in North Carolina. Our longstanding Wilmington-based law firm is a proven resource for young people striving to avoid the harshest consequences and keep convictions off their records.
At Christina Rivenbark & Associates, we treat all our clients with compassion and responsiveness, regardless of age, economic status or cultural background. Our criminal defense attorneys will always respect your desire for discretion and confidentiality, as either a student or a parent.
Honest Counsel On Potential Consequences And Your Legal Options
While any alcohol use, possession or involvement is illegal in North Carolina for anyone under 21, consequences can be especially serious for offenses such as:
- DWI — or driving with any amount of alcohol in your system
- Providing alcohol to an underage person or helping them buy alcohol
- Using a fake, altered or borrowed ID to purchase alcohol — or lending your ID to an underage person
Your age, the type of alcohol (beer, wine, spirits or hard liquor) involved, and other circumstances can all impact the charges and penalties you face. Waiting to see what happens, without talking to a lawyer who can help, is a serious risk. Having underage drinking or another offense on your criminal record could mean driver’s license revocation, problems at school, and lost educational or job opportunities in the future.
Putting Deep Experience In Area Courts To Work For You
Our experience and capabilities extend to dealing effectively with underage drinking, drug possession charges, various misdemeanors and other legal challenges for young people throughout our area, including students at University of North Carolina Wilmington, Cape Fear and Southeastern community colleges, Fayetteville State University, and other schools.
You can turn to us for the personal attention and knowledge of the system you need to make sound decisions. Our Wilmington underage drinking defense lawyers also work very efficiently with parents living elsewhere who want solid representation for their children but do not want to travel to our area.