If I was recently charged with an underage drinking, is there any way that I can get this to not show up on any record of mine?

I was in a car that was pulled over and the girl got a DUI and I said I had a couple drinks. I was told I would be receiving a citation in the mail.

Asked on October 20, 2012 under Criminal Law, New Jersey

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You need to seek legal help as soon as you can.  New Jersey - like all the states - has cracked down on underage drinking and in some instances the penalties are very stiff.  At a minimum you could be charged with a violation of a municipal ordinance.  At the maximum, well, let's just say the fine and penalty can be stiff.  You are going to need some one to help negotiate the matter down.   Good luck.


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