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Underage Drinking

Underage drinking offense in Ocean City, Maryland
Underage drinking

College and high school is back in session! Teens and young adults are looking for fun in Ocean City, Maryland. They think that they are not going to get caught while drinking alcohol or even doing drugs while they are in town. Think again! The Ocean City, MD police take underage drinking very serious!

Illegal possession, purchase, or drinking of alcohol by a minor is considered a misdemeanor offense with up to a $500 fine for the first conviction and up to $1,000 each for future convictions. Minors trying to buy alcohol with fake identification can end up in prison for up to two months and up to a $500 in fines.

I have represented minors for over 30 years. I have extensive experience representing juveniles in the Juvenile System. Remember, in Maryland, Juvenile matters are treated different from the traditional Criminal Case. One of the biggest distinctions is in Juvenile Court, if the juvenile is found involved and/or delinquent he or she is not deemed to the have committed a crime. There is no criminal conviction on the juvenile’s record. Juvenile cases are heard in Circuit Court setting as a Juvenile Court. The purpose of the Juvenile Court is to balance “public safety” and accountability and rehabilitation of the Juvenile offender.

If you teen/young adult has found themselves in trouble. Please call me! I can help!

Frank Benvenuto

443-783-2451 or 410-641-2999

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