If my son, who is under 21, was ticketed for entering a liquor store out of state, how concerned should I be?

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If my son, who is under 21, was ticketed for entering a liquor store out of state, how concerned should I be?

Will this result in a permanent record which he will have to divulge on future employment applications?

Asked on April 22, 2013 under Criminal Law, New York

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

He received the ticket most likely for attempting to purchase liquor while not of legal age. At this point, you need to be aware that it can follow him on his record, especially with the more sophisticated background checks. He should hire a criminal defense attorney to attempt to have this matter dismissed or plea out to an alternative conviction wherein his criminal history on this matter could be expunged or sealed.


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