I was charged with underage drinking and disorderly conduct, what the court process will be like and how I should plead to get a lesser sentence?

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I was charged with underage drinking and disorderly conduct, what the court process will be like and how I should plead to get a lesser sentence?

I’m a 19 year old female.

Asked on January 11, 2014 under Criminal Law, Indiana

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

If this is your first offense, you will need to ensure you get a good attorney to work at getting this matter either dismissed due to particular circumstances or at qualifying you for an alternative conviction wherein you may be able to get the conviction dismissed and charges dismissed and qualify later to have it expunged from your record.  You need an attorney.


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