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Under age Possession of alcohol?

Asked by Jrwb43 (32points) July 3rd, 2014 from iPhone

I was driving home and I crossed the center line (I wasn’t drunk) the officer pulled me over and saw my box of beer in my backseat, I have a court date in a week. Does anyone have any idea of what I could be facing? The suspense is killing me. I am 20 and live in ohio

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johnpowell's avatar

I wasn’t drunk implies that you could have been drinking. If you had any booze in you will probably mean that you are fucked.

Jrwb43's avatar

No I hadn’t started drinking yet, I was waiting to get home to drink with my dad.

johnpowell's avatar

Is it your car? Maybe you could say that you didn’t know it was back there.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

Prepare to grab your ankles.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Hire a lawyer and ask to get a diversion before the date. Don’t consider not doing this.

CWMcCall's avatar

Here are the facts:

“It is illegal in Ohio for anyone under 21 to purchase, possess or consume an alcoholic beverage. A conviction of Underage Consumption is a first degree misdemeanor and carries a maximum fine of $1,000.00 and/or up to six months in jail. Despite efforts to lower the drinking age, the law remains rigidly enforced.”

A lawyer will cost you more than the fine but could help you present your case to where you avoid a conviction on your record. Good luck with this.

Blondesjon's avatar

If you haven’t been in trouble before then it will probably be a fine and court supervision.

GloPro's avatar

Be prepared to answer the question of who sold you the beer.

janbb's avatar

In my state, I believe it’s possible your license would be revoked for a time.

Jrwb43's avatar

It is my first offense, I’m hoping the fine won’t be to ridiculous. I mean my birthday is in 2 months.. I’d rather community service than pay a fine. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

@janbb Make it your last.. and hire that lawyer. I was in your position at age 18. It mattered…...A lot.

Jrwb43's avatar

What was your penalty?

GloPro's avatar

@Jrwb43 You can’t compare your situation to @ARE_you_kidding_me. He had to deal with prohibition at your age ;-p

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

@GloPro I may be a couple of years older than you.

@Jrwb43 I hired a lawyer got a diversion and just had to spend a sunday washing police cars.

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