Underage Consumption

Underage Drinking - Madison County Attorneys

An Experienced Lawyer Can Protect Your Child's Future

If your child has been charged with underage drinking, it is important to have an experienced lawyer who will fight to protect his or her rights and future. It's easy for parents to view a minor in consumption ticket as a youthful indiscretion that can be quickly forgotten after paying the ticket.

In today's world of technology, however, that youthful indiscretion is a criminal conviction that can follow a child for the rest of his or her life. Prospective employers and educational institutions need only perform a simple Internet search to uncover evidence of an underage drinking conviction.

We Will Work To Get Your Child's Charges Dismissed Or Reduced

At Madison County Traffic Law Attorneys, LLC, we understand that you want to minimize any effects an underage drinking charge may have on your child's future. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing young adults charged with underage drinking, underage DUI and other alcohol-related offenses in Metro East and throughout the Illinois River Bend.

Attorney Cory Smith is a former assistant state's attorney (ASA) who spent years prosecuting DUIand traffic-related cases. He now works to defend clients charged with these and similar offenses. His work on both sides of these matters provides him with an insider's understanding of how prosecutors pursue these types of cases, as well as the defense strategies that are most successful.

We are often able to negotiate deferred prosecutions in underage drinking cases. In this scenario, your child may be required to perform some community service or attend an alcohol-awareness class, but the charges will be dismissed after the successful completion of these conditions.

Underage Drinking Can Lead To Driver's License Suspension

In Illinois, an underage drinking conviction can result in driver's license suspension - even if the minor was not driving at the time of the offense. We will work to prevent the suspension of your child's driver's license.

Contact Our Edwardsville Underage Consumption Defense Attorneys

Call Madison County Traffic Law Attorneys, LLC, at 618-307-0323 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Madison County underage drinking lawyers.