Reno Juvenile Crime Attorneys
Joey Gilbert Law tenaciously fights for clients facing juvenile crime charges. If your teen has been arrested for underage drinking, our 24/7 criminal defense services can answer your questions and provide representation as you seek a beneficial outcome. Contact our Reno juvenile crime attorneys today for a free consultation.
Understanding Underage Drinking Laws in Nevada
Purchase, possession, and consumption of alcohol by anyone under the age of 21 could lead to charges of underage drinking in Nevada. Generally, defendants under 18 years old are prosecuted in juvenile court, while those 18-21 are prosecuted in criminal court. Our lawyers have experience defending clients in both juvenile and criminal court, and we fight aggressively on our clients’ behalf.
Penalties for an underage drinking conviction include:
- Fines of up to $1,000
- Possible jail time
- Driver’s license suspension for 90 days to 2 years
- Community service
- Medical evaluation of substance abuse
If your medical evaluation shows you are addicted to alcohol, courts may order mandatory rehab programs in addition to other penalties. Underage drinking is a rising concern in the United States. In fact, the CDC reports that youth ages 12-20 drink more than 10% of all alcohol consumed in the nation.
A misdemeanor charge that carries hefty consequences, underage drinking can have a serious and long-lasting impact on your life. It is important, therefore, to get legal assistance as soon as possible after your arrest. With our Reno juvenile crime lawyers, you can get the quality representation you need for your case.
Seek a Favorable Outcome with Our Attorneys
At Joey Gilbert Law, we are dedicated to upholding the rights of our clients. Whether your case goes to juvenile or criminal court, our experienced lawyers can walk you through the process. We passionately defend every client and can work hard to build your case and represent you in court.
Call us today at (775) 574-4774 for more information.