Underage Drinking Lawyer in Long Beach Island
John W. Tumelty, Criminal Defense Attorney & Former Prosecutor
Underage drinking falls under N.J.S.A. 2C:33-15. The Long Beach Island, Ocean County, New Jersey Police Departments charge many young men and women with criminal offenses involving underage possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages. A person under the age of 21 who is caught in possession of alcohol can be charged with a criminal disorderly persons offense of underage drinking/possession of alcohol.
The underage drinking statute prohibits any person under the legal age to purchase alcoholic beverages or possess or consume an alcoholic beverage in any school, public conveyance, public place, or a motor vehicle. This is a disorderly persons offense and can lead to these consequences:
- Detention or jail;
- Suspension of driving privileges;
- Community service;
- Fine of $500.00.
Long Beach Island underage drinking lawyer John W. Tumelty is a former prosecutor and New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Criminal Trial Attorney. When you or your child is facing underage possession or consumption of alcohol charges, you should contact an experienced criminal attorney with the goal of avoiding a criminal record.
If you have been charged with underage drinking or consumption of alcohol in any of the Long Beach Island municipalities: Barnegat Light, Long Beach Township, Harvey Cedars, Surf City, Ship Bottom or Beach Haven, call the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty at (609)390-4600, your initial consultation is free. Call now.