Many people are quick to mistakenly think of underage drinking charges as “no big deal.” But underage drinking is a serious offense in the state of Pennsylvania.
Merely possessing or transporting it can be enough for a criminal conviction with some penalties that are quite severe:
- Hefty fines up to $500 plus court costs
- A 90-day suspension of driving privileges for the first offense
- A one (1) year suspension for the second offense
- A two (2) year suspension for the third and subsequent offenses.
How an underage drinking charge can affect your record?
The best way to keep an Underage Drinking charge from appearing on criminal background searches is to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as you can. The more quickly that an Underage Drinking charge is expunged from the government’s database, the less likely that it is to be obtained by the private Internet background search companies and thereby be disclosed to prospective employers.