Elgin, IL Underage Drinking Defense Lawyer
Aggressively Representing Juveniles Throughout Kane County
Underage drinking or possession of alcohol is an extremely serious offense in Illinois. Even if the underage person is not driving, the penalties can be quite severe. If your child has been accused of underage drinking, it is essential that you retain a qualified Elgin underage drinking defense attorney with the ability to protect his or her future.
As an experienced Kane County underage drinking defense attorney, I understand how overwhelming it can be when your child's future is in jeopardy because of a single lapse in judgment. My entire practice is dedicated to criminal defense, and I am committed to doing everything I can to keep a conviction off your child's record.
Consequences of Underage Drinking in Illinois
Depending on the specific circumstances of the case, your child could be facing a variety of serious penalties, including fines and jail time. In addition, the Illinois "Zero Tolerance" law can lead to much more severe penalties when an underage person operates a vehicle with any detectable level of alcohol in his or her system. A Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .02 or higher could result in a DUI charge.
As an Assistant State's Attorney who prosecuted these types of cases for seven years, I have seen firsthand the impact an underage drinking conviction can have on a young person's future. My only concern in these cases is to minimize the impact of the charge on your child and to avoid a conviction if possible. Trust a dedicated Kane County underage drinking defense attorney to defend your child today.
Talk to a Kane County Minor in Consumption Attorney
Contact my office today to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer about your underage drinking and driving case. I represent clients in Elgin, Aurora, and communities throughout Kane County and the surrounding areas of the Chicago, Illinois region. Call 847-488-0889 for a free consultation of your case.