What will happen if I get charged with possession of alcohol by a minor but was not drinking or breathalyzed?

I am a good student, have never been in any trouble prior to the incident and plead not guilty.

Asked on July 14, 2014 under Criminal Law, Connecticut

Answers:

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

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

I would strongly suggest you and your parents speak with an attorney in your area. In the state of Connecticut, conviction for a first offense means you are guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than two months, or both.  Pretty steep.  If you have defenses then you need to be able to have some one in your corner who knows how to use them.  


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