Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
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Contributing to the delinquency of a minor is a criminal offense in the state of Georgia. If you are caught supplying alcohol to an individual who is underage-even if he or she is just a few years younger than you-you could face serious criminal penalties, which may include time behind bars.
This offense is easy to commit without even realizing it. Do not let the legal system paint you as a villain. Contact the Law Offices of J. Lee Webb for help from an aggressive criminal defense lawyer in Athens.
Set up a free appointment by calling (706) 705-5122.
Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor Offenses
Selling, purchasing and supplying alcohol to minors is illegal. If convicted of this crime, you may be sentenced to up to 12 months in jail and fines ranging from $750 to $1,000. In addition, you will walk away with a criminal record that could affect your future employment or education opportunities.
The parents of the minor could also file a lawsuit against you in civil court, depending on the circumstances of the incident. This means you could be held financially accountable for supplying the minor with alcohol.
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It's an unfortunate situation-having a party with some friends can turn into a legal nightmare if any of the guests are underage. Fighting your charges is of the utmost importance at this time, so you can minimize the impact they have on your life and future. Many of our clients facing these charges are UGA students who believed they were innocent mingling with classmates.
Attorney Lee Webb understands the law regarding contributing to the delinquency of a minor and ensures that his client's rights are protected while fighting their case. He has helped a number of clients successfully fight their criminal charges, and uses his years of training and experience to their advantage.
If you have any questions or concerns, call the Law Offices of J. Lee Webb at (706) 705-5122.