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Underage Alcohol Possession

Illinois Defense Firm with 40-Plus Years of Experience

As a zero tolerance state, Illinois enforces harsh restrictions on minors involved with alcohol. Any individual under the age of 21 found with alcohol on their person or in their system is at risk of being arrested and facing tough penalties. Even trace amounts of alcohol can lead to an arrest, which begs the question - is there any hope of successfully fighting your charges?

We believe the answer is yes, but only with the right defense team on your side. At Martin & Kent, L.L.C., you'll find DuPage County DUI attorneys with numerous awards, experience as former prosecutors, and over 10,000 criminal cases under their belts. If you want a chance at having your charges overturned, hiring our firm should be your first step.

Penalties for Underage Alcohol Possession

The list of things you can be charged with for underage alcohol possession is long. As a driver, you may be arrested for getting behind the wheel with alcohol in your system or refusing to take a BAC test. You can also be charged for illegally transporting alcohol. Your circumstances will determine the penalties incurred. Furthermore, it may also depend on where in Illinois you are being prosecuted.

As a minor arrested for alcohol possession, you run the risk of being penalized with:

  • Up to one year in jail
  • Up to $2,500 in fines
  • Up to five years of suspended or revoked driving privileges
  • Mandatory driving restrictions
  • Community service

Even your parents can be impacted by your arrest. If you were knowingly allowed to drink as a minor and you caused an accident that resulted in bodily harm or death, your parents could face fines and imprisonment.

Choose Our Trusted DUI Lawyers In DuPage, Kane Or Cook County!

Your choice of representation matters, which is why our firm makes it easy for you. We received the 2013 Top Lawyer in Illinois Award by Super Lawyers® and maintain a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating. With case results that speak volumes of the quality of legal assistance we deliver, we believe that you don't need to look anywhere else in your search for the right defense attorney.

You have the rest of your life ahead of you and we will do whatever it takes to ensure that your future endeavors are not tarnished by this arrest. Schedule your free consultation by calling our firm today!