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California Minor in Possession Law Explained

Minor in Possession of Alcohol

Many people under the age of 21 think it is okay to consume alcohol as long as they stay under the 0.08% limit. It is true that according to the law, intoxication is defined as having a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher and driving under the influence of alcohol if behind the wheel. That law only applies to people who are twenty-one or older. It is illegal for a minor to have any alcohol in their system. So if a law enforcement officer sees a minor holding an object that contains alcohol or drinking, even if it’s just a sip, they can cite that individual for being a “minor in possession”.

A guilty plea to a misdemeanor means you’ll have a criminal record. If you plead guilty the judge must suspend your driver’s license for one year. No matter what the evidence is, you can’t afford to be without a driver’s license for a year.

If there is a way to get the case dismissed, reduced, or even to save your driver’s license, WE KNOW HOW. Contact the competent, aggressive California underage DUI attorneys at Wallin & Klarich at (619) 239-5051.

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Wallin & Klarich was established in 1981. Over the past 32 years, our law firm has helped tens of thousands of families in their time of legal need. Regardless of whether our clients faced criminal or DUI charges, the loss of their driving privilege, or wanted to clean up their criminal record, we have been there to help them.