Santa Rosa Island Underage Drinking Attorney
Helping Underage Individuals With Alcohol-Related Charges
Santa Rosa Island, Florida is a popular vacation locale that includes the communities of Pensacola Beach, Okaloosa Island, Navarre Beach, and more. Though many tourists visit the island year-round, the spring season is particularly popular for college and high school students who are on spring break. Spring breakers are notorious for having parties and drinking alcohol, even if most of the students are younger than 21 years of age. While the consequences of underage drinking may not seem that serious at first, any minor arrested for minor in possession (MIP) or other underage drinking offenses will find out otherwise. In fact, Florida law sets out strict penalties for all charges related to underage drinking or MIP and this type of case should never be taken lightly.
If you have been arrested in Florida for any type of underage alcohol offense, call the Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm immediately to discuss your case.
A Santa Rosa Island MIP Conviction Can Have Serious Consequences
The consequences that court may impose after MIP conviction in Florida are authorized by Florida state law1, and can include the following:
- Up to 60 days in jail, or one year for a 2nd or subsequent offense
- A driver’s license suspension of six months to one year
- Fines of up to $500
- The presence of a misdemeanor conviction on your criminal record
Many people who are accused of MIP in Florida are unaware of the fact that their educational institution may impose additional sanctions as well, including the cancellation of any financial aid they may be receiving. In addition, the existence of a criminal conviction on your record may affect your chances of getting a particular job or your admission into a graduate program.
Contact an experienced Santa Rosa Island underage drinking lawyer today
There are many options for individuals facing charges of minor in possession or underage drinking in or around Santa Rosa Island besides pleading guilty and having a criminal conviction on your public record. Stephen G. Cobb is a highly experienced criminal defense attorney who understands how the criminal justice system works in Florida and knows how to limit the consequences you face or have your case dismissed completely. Please call the Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm at 850-651-6565 as soon as possible if you have been arrested for any charge related to underage drinking.
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