The primary focus of the firms practice is DUI. However, charges such as minor in consumption are related because inevitably we discuss with the prosecutor and judge the dangers of alcohol and young people. The packet I prepare that shows a little about the client is the same. When I was a prosecutor for almost 10 years I handled hundreds of cases like this so I know how to examine them.
What you want to do is to be proactive. If you get cited for this charge you can call our office at 858-751-4384. You can check out our reviews on yelp, google, and avvo. Here is how the law reads:
§56.61 Consumption of Alcohol by Minor Prohibited in Public Place, Place Open to Public, or Place Not Open to Public
Except as permitted by state law, it is unlawful for any minor to:
(a) consume at any public place or any place open to the public any alcoholic beverage; or
(b) consume at any place not open to the public any alcoholic beverage, unless in connection with the consumption of the alcoholic beverage that minor is being supervised by his or her parent or legal guardian.
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