What should I do for a citation for MIP of alcohol and using a fake ID?

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What should I do for a citation for MIP of alcohol and using a fake ID?

I got both the citations but was not arrested. I was given a court date. I am clueless as to how to deal with this so any help would be appreciated.

Asked on August 25, 2011 Alabama

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Under AL law, anyone under the age of 21 is prohibited from consuming, possessing, purchasing or transporting any type of alcohol. Additionally, it is also illegal to use or attempt to use a fake driver’s license to obtain or attempt to obtain any kind of alcohol. Violators will be issued fines ranging from $50 to $500 and face up to 3 months in jail. Further, the person’s driver’s license will be suspended for 3 to 6 months and they will be charged a reinstatement fee of $275.

First-time offenders receive probation and are ordered to perform community service and minors (under age 18) convicted of these charges can request “youthful offender status” (the conviction will not appear on the minor’s criminal record).

You really should consult directly with an attorney in your area who handles these type cases. They can advise as the the best course of action in your case.


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