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Illinois has strict underage drinking laws that should be adhered to if you are under the age of 21. Unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor is a criminal offense and license suspension is at risk. In addition to being convicted as a juvenile, fines for underage drinking and possession of alcohol by a minor can range from $500 to $2,500 and up to 1 year in jail. On top of that, being caught with a fake ID is a felony offense punishable by a $25,000 fine or up to 3 years in jail.
There’s no reason why you should risk your entire future to fight the criminal charges being brought against you. Your first step should be to consult an experienced criminal defense and traffic violations attorney, if you or someone you know has been charged and arrested as a minor for the unlawful possession of alcohol. At the Law Offices of Christopher M. Cosley, located in Rolling Meadows, we represent juveniles charged with the unlawful possession of alcohol.
The Law Offices of Christopher M. Cosley also represents parents who may be charged for allowing their underage child or teenager to drink alcohol in the home. If for some reason your son or daughter decides to drive after having alcohol in their system, and they get into a serious car accident involving bodily injury or death, parents or legal guardians can face 1 to 3 years in prison and be required to pay up to $25,000 in fines.
Our law firm aims to educate families and individuals in need of strong, supportive legal advice about the underage drinking laws in Illinois. With our main focus on criminal defense law and our extensive background in trial work, we can help you to avoid a criminal conviction.
Contact the Law Offices of Christopher M. Cosley in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, if you have any concerns regarding unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor. We are here to help you and your family. Call us at (847) 394-3200 to schedule a free initial consultation with criminal defense attorney Chris Cosley today.