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Under age drinking
My two daughters were arrest for under age drinking. one was 18 the other 20. The 18 year old went to classes on drinking and AA meetings as ordered by the court. She was given a release certificate by the probation office. The problem the oldest is still having to go to the probation officer monthly. she finished the classes and AA meetings like her sister just a couple months later. but in that time the probation officer retired . she was told by her new officer she was ordered by the judge to get her GED.both her and her sister never heard that from the judge . she is now 22 yrs old.
Asked on April 27, 2009 under Criminal Law, Alabama
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Answered 12 years ago | Contributor
The court records will reflect the sentence or other conditions your daughter must comply with, and the consequences of non-compliance.
Judges, not police and probation officers, establish the terms of the sentence in accordance with laws passed by the legislature.
Whether your daughters heard it or not, the records reflect the penalty and conditions. (Often educational requirements such as getting a GED and/or attending AA sessions can be used as a condition of receiving a lesser sentence or a conditional discharge or diversion.)
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