Sure, we were all young once… and who of us didn’t make at least one questionable decision in their early years? Kids are kids, for Pete’s sake; and if you’re going to make a misstep sometime in your life, childhood or thereabouts is probably the best time to do it, right? Most childhood antics can get a kid in trouble, but buying or pilfering alcohol and then drinking it as a minor, well, that tends to get mom and dad’s attention… really fast!
All kidding aside, having one’s minor child arrested for underage drinking, or worse, underage DWI is a serious issue that needs immediate attention, preferably with the assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable drunk driving defense attorney with proficiency in the area of handling underage drinking and alcohol possession cases. As a former municipal prosecutor, I have had the opportunity to work both sides of the aisle when it comes to DWI and drug DUI trial law.
Understanding that a teenager or minor child who is charged with underage drinking, and especially DWI, is nothing to fool around with is the first step to dealing with the incident. We all know that kids get into trouble from time to time; but parents who want the best for their children know intrinsically that a youngster who is caught with alcohol or who has been arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence is complicating his adult life usually with little or no knowledge of the future consequences.