Whether we'd like to admit it or not, the consumption of alcohol can, at times, cause us to do things we wouldn't normally do. In many cases, this leads to mistakes we inevitably regret later on. But while some mistakes may seem innocuous, others may lead to criminal charges, such as:
- Transporting an open container
- Assaulting an individual
- Public intoxication
- Disorderly conduct
- Resisting arrest
- Disturbing the peace
- Purchasing alcohol for minors
- Driving while intoxicated
If a person is not of the legal drinking age, they could face other criminal charges on top of that, including: possession of alcohol, fake ID offenses, underage consumption and underage DWI.
Putting Forth A Strong Defense
Whether you're facing a misdemeanor or something worse, never disregard an alcohol-related offense. A criminal conviction can not only affect your reputation, it can cause you to lose your license and job. On top of these civil penalties, you could also face serious criminal penalties as well, such as steep fines and time in jail.
To avoid these negative outcomes, you need to start developing a strong defense as soon as possible after your arrest. With the help of a criminal defense lawyer like Steven R. Jones from The Jones Law Firm, P.A., you can proactively deal with the charges against you and seek the best possible outcome for your situation.
Talk To An Experienced Attorney Today
At our law office, we have represented hundreds of clients in criminal cases, including those facing alcohol-related offenses. Because of our more than 16 years of experience, we know what you can expect from prosecutors and judges in Pitt County and surrounding areas. We know how to address your charges quickly and correctly, and can even negotiate for lesser or dismissed charges.
If you're facing criminal charges because of an alcohol-related offense, start protecting your rights now by contacting attorney Steve Jones from The Jones Law Firm, P.A. To set up a free initial consultation, call our Greenville, North Carolina, office at 252-848-4421 (toll free 888-309-8202) or send us an email.