Underage Alcohol Possession
In addition to classes and studying, "College life" often includes football games, parties and other social events. Greenville has a large number of Campus police officers, City police officers, ABC officers and ALE agents who aggressively search for persons who possess or consume alcohol underage; or purchase alcohol with a fake ID, or unlawfully transport alcohol. While it is not uncommon for a student to receive citations for these offenses, you should almost never pay off one of these citations or plead guilty in court. Both actions result in a criminal conviction.
Greenville, NC criminal defense attorney Attorney Mark Ward represents ECU students and others charged with underage drinking tickets in the Greenville, NC area. We aggressively seek dismissal of all charges. If, after your case is dismissed, you qualify for an expungement (erasure of court records) we can help you with that process as well.
Sometimes these offenses result in suspension from ECU or school probation. If you also receive a notice from the ECU Student Rights and Responsibilities Office, we can advise you and guide you through that process. Often, your ECU punishment can be utilized to obtain a dismissal of the criminal charge. We also have numerous contacts in the community for completion of community service hours and alcohol assessments.
Mark A. Ward is a Board Certified Specialist in state criminal law. He has practiced in Greenville, NC for thirty years. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.
If you pay off your drinking ticket or plead guilty, chances are you are admitting guilt which will almost always result in a criminal record.
Law Offices of Mark Ward