When Of Underage Drinking Or Fake ID Charges
Underage drinking is taken seriously in Alabama. When fake IDs are involved, criminal charges become even more severe.
At Dean & Barrett, our attorneys have been providing effective and trusted criminal defense representation to individuals throughout the Auburn-Opelika area for more than 40 years. We also represent Auburn University students charged with underage drinking and manufacturing or possessing fake IDs.
Don’t leave your future up to chance. Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to ensure your life’s opportunities aren’t limited by an underage drinking or fake ID charge. We defend against all alcohol-related charges.
Protecting Your Rights, Your Freedom And Your Future
The legal drinking age in Alabama is 21. Because most college students don’t turn 21 until late in their college careers, there is a large presence of fake IDs on college campuses.
Many college students see fake IDs as harmless documents that allow them to patron bars with their older, 21-year old friends. What most don’t realize is that fake IDs are forged documents, and making or possessing these fake IDs can expose them to criminal forgery charges.
In Alabama, altering a driver’s license or other government-issued ID, or manufacturing fake IDs is a felony forgery charge. Possessing an altered or forged driver’s license is a misdemeanor.
Being convicted of a felony is a life-altering event. A felony conviction can carry anywhere between one to 99 years in prison. Even after serving your sentence, the social implications of being a convicted felon will make it difficult to obtain employment or housing. You will also lose your right to vote.
Misdemeanor charges can also severely impact your life. Convictions not only carry fines and possible jail time, they also leave a permanent mark on your criminal record. Misdemeanor convictions can make it difficult to obtain employment or gain entry into graduate school. Don’t let the possession of a fake ID ruin your life’s plans. Hire experienced criminal defense attorneys to fight the charges, protect your rights and your future.
Contact Experienced, Knowledgeable Lawyers For A Free Consultation
Underage drinking is illegal in the state of Alabama. Underage drinking charges can result in large fines, jail time and will mark your permanent record. Protect your freedom and your future. Contact us today.
If you or your child has been charged with underage drinking or the possession or manufacturing of fake IDs, you need experienced, effective attorneys. Contact our Auburn underage drinking attorneys at 334-787-9991 to schedule a free consultation.