Defending Yourself Against Furnishing Alcohol To A Minor Charges
Matthew Lopez Law, PLLC, represents clients in Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Chandler and throughout Arizona who have been charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor. In Arizona, it is illegal for a person to sell, furnish, dispose of or give alcohol — or cause it to be sold to — a person who is under 21.
Providing alcohol to a minor is a class 1 misdemeanor. A conviction could result in a maximum penalty of $2,500 fine, six months in jail and two years probation. You will also have a permanent criminal conviction on your record. If your job includes serving alcohol to patrons, it is likely that a conviction will drastically affect your employment. Also, if you are a teacher or intend on becoming a teacher, a conviction of furnishing alcohol of a minor could lead to serious long-term consequences.
With So Much At Stake, Contact Our Firm Today
If you have been charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor – including a person under 21, call Matthew Lopez Law at 928-714-7032 for a free consultation, or use our email contact form. We are experienced in defending these cases. In many cases, it is possible to receive a dismissal of the charge or get it reduced to something less serious.