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In Texas, minors face major consequences for alcohol offenses

Texas state laws take a strong stance against drunk driving and all alcohol-related offenses. Conviction of one of these offenses can result in steep fines, harsh penalties and consequences that can affect multiple areas of life. This is also true for minors who find themselves in trouble with the law for various types of offenses related to the consumption or possession of alcohol.

As it is for every other individual facing a charge related to the improper use of alcohol, minors facing these criminal charges would be wise to secure the defense help needed to appropriately confront the case against them. With their future interests on the line, there is no time to lose in building a strong defense.

Understanding alcohol-related charges for minors

Many people associate criminal charges and alcohol with drunk driving. While this is a serious criminal offense, especially for a person under the age of 21, it is not the only way that alcohol can get minors in trouble. Some of the other offenses they can face include the following:

  • Trying to purchase alcohol
  • Possession of alcohol
  • Consuming alcohol as a minor
  • Purchasing alcohol
  • Public intoxication
  • Lying about age in order to purchase alcohol

These charges are serious enough to result in consequences that can have a long-reaching effect on your life or the life of your child. Some of these can include license suspension and fines, but that is not the only way that this issue can negatively impact your life. As a minor, criminal charges and conviction can lead to the following:

  • Loss of scholarships
  • Loss of reputation
  • Inability to get into certain schools
  • Removal from sports teams and other extracurricular programs
  • Difficulty securing employment

Protecting your future is crucial, and you can start as soon as possible after an arrest. There is much at stake, but you always have the right to fight back and protect your interests.

What's going to happen for your future?

You would be wise to take your situation seriously, even if you are a minor. You may think that your case is not that serious because you are young, but in reality, there is much at stake. An appropriate defense is smart, no matter what the specific charge is that you currently face.

A good first step to take is simply to seek a complete evaluation of your case. This can reveal the options available to you and help you understand how to proceed. There is a lot on the line, but you can pursue a beneficial outcome for the sake of your future.

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