What to do if I was recently cited for underage drinking?

I am a 16 year old. The day of the incident I had friends over and they were all underage and all drinking. eventually one of my friends moms discovered he was drunk. They called an ambulance and police. The police proceeded to cite me for underage drinking after I left the scene. The officer who found me at my house cam in, asked my name, slapped down a citation, and refused to answer my questions about why I was being cited. I’m almost sure he didn’t even tell me what i was being cited with. He did no tests, asked no questions, and the only reason he has to believe that I was drinking is testimony from my 2 obviously drunk friends. Can I get out of this?

Asked on September 16, 2013 under Criminal Law, Wisconsin

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Your set of facts is confusing.  At first you say you had friends over.  Later you say you left the scene and the officer found you at your house.  The officer will say he smelled liquor on your breath and that you acted drunk, confirming what your friends said.  The answer to your question is that you will not get out of this without an attorney.  With a good criminal defense attorney, you might.

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Your set of facts is confusing.  At first you say you had friends over.  Later you say you left the scene and the officer found you at your house.  The officer will say he smelled liquor on your breath and that you acted drunk, confirming what your friends said.  The answer to your question is that you will not get out of this without an attorney.  With a good criminal defense attorney, you might.


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