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What is the result in court for a misdemeanor under age drinking

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What is the result in court for a misdemeanor under age drinking citation?
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Generally it will be a slap on the wrist, a fine and 3-6 months of probation during which he will have to do some community service. However, TN does also suspend his license for 90 days for this offense.


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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

Thank you for the information. One additional question, since he is starting college in late August and needs transportation to and from school, in your experience, will a judge - instead of license suspension - consider restricted use instead?


I appreciate the information, so will have a general sense of what to expect.


 


Denise

No, suspension is mandatory and setup by the state, the judge doesn't have any control over it. However, what you may want to consider is hiring a lawyer in that area who does criminal law. If they have a good relationship with the DA they may be able to get him a pretrial diversion or get the charge changed to something else that doesn't require the suspension. It happens all the time on a first offense, but it takes a little maneuvering.


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