In Pennsylvania, the offense of underage drinking involves more than just drinking. If you are younger than 21 years old, you are prohibited from purchasing, trying to purchase, drinking, possessing or transporting any beverage that contains half a percent of alcohol by volume. Call the Law Offices of Michelle A. Fioravanti at 484-876-1543 or contact us if you have been arrested for any of the above underage offenses.
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You will receive a driver’s license suspension if convicted of underage drinking or related offenses. The driver’s license suspension is 90 days for the first conviction, 1 year for the second conviction and 2 years for the third and subsequent conviction. You may qualify for an Occupational Limited License to drive to work or school if convicted. You can petition the court to expunge your criminal record of the underage drinking offense when you reach the age of 21.
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Disorderly conduct is often used as an alternative to underage drinking for purposes of a plea bargain. The advantage of a disorderly conduct conviction is there is no driver’s license suspension. If convicted of careless driving you will receive 3 points but not a driver’s license suspension. But beware the expungement criteria is different for disorderly conduct than underage drinking in that you must wait 5 years from the date of conviction before you petition the court to clear your criminal record.
If you were arrested for underage drinking or a related offense, you should talk to an attorney about how to proceed with your case and appealing the suspension of driver’s license. For a free initial consultation for underage drinking, please call the Law Offices of Michelle A. Fioravanti at 484-876-1543 or contact us. As your license suspension lawyer, we will provide experienced and aggressive representation you can trust. Your license suspension case is important, and it will receive the personal attention it deserves.