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I am afraid that under SD law, there is a minimum 30 day suspension of your license that is mandatory by the state law upon conviction. Thus, you would have to fight this charge and try to fight the probable cause for them stopping you and the probable cause for them testing you, such as there was no smell of alcoholic beverage. If you lose this case in court and are convicted, you will face the minimum mandatory license suspension and SD will not issue a hardship license to drive to and from work.
You are entitled to an attorney, so if you cannot afford one get in touch with the public defender
's office for legal representation
on this because the only way to avoid the suspension is to get the underage consumption dismissed or found not guilty.
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