If I have 2 cases of minor drinking and 1 of them gets dismissed but the other 1 shows up as a conviction, will I have to serve jail time?

Asked on January 23, 2013 under Criminal Law, Indiana


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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

It is entirely up to the sentencing judge to sentence you to jail or not if you get convicted of one of the charged offenses of a minor consuming alcohol. Ordinarily on a first time offense that you may have the court does not sentence one to jail. Rather a fine, probation and attending classes usually happens.

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