Georgia has harsh laws and penalties in place for minors caught in possession of alcohol or attempting to purchase alcohol. When law enforcement discovers a minor in possession of alcohol, they will suspend the minor's driver's license. This penalty will be applied regardless of whether the minor was behind the wheel or not. Any time a young person is in the position of losing their right to drive, an attorney should be contacted.
Georgia License Suspension
After a minor in possession arrest, it is important to take immediate action to avoid a driver's license suspension. If the minor was charged with this offense in connection with a DUI, not only will their license be suspended, but they will also be unable to get a restricted license to drive to work or school. If a minor is found guilty of the offense, he or she will face a six-month license suspension for a first offense, and a one-year suspension for a second or subsequent offense.
The legal professionals at the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson has a great deal of experience defending young people against both DUI and Minor in Possession charges. If your son or daughter has been charged with either of these offenses, you can trust an attorney at the firm to address all aspects of the case and to utilize effective defense strategies to fight the charges. Furthermore, an attorney will thoroughly review the case to determine what can be done to defend your son or daughter against the charges and fight their driver's license suspension.