Underage Drinking Lawyer in Minneapolis & Saint Paul, MN
Mixing alcohol and a person who is under the age of 21 can result in various charges—underage consumption, underage drinking, and driving as well as furnishing alcohol to a person under 21. At Brandt Criminal Defense, we represent clients facing underage drinking charges in Minneapolis, MN, Saint Paul, MN, Anoka, MN, and Hopkins, MN.
It is a misdemeanor for people under the age of 21 to consume alcohol. However there is an exception to this law for alcohol consumed in the home of the person’s parent or guardian with the parent or guardian’s consent.
It is also against the law to sell, furnish, barter, or give beverages containing alcohol to individuals under the age of 21. This can result in a gross misdemeanor charge.
Minnesota law also prohibits consuming alcohol while under the age of 21 and driving. Underage drinking and driving is defined as a person under the age of 21 driving, operating, or being in physical control of a motor vehicle after consuming any amount of an alcoholic beverage; This includes the presence of any alcohol in the person’s system. If a person under 21 is convicted of underage drinking and driving, they will lose their driver’s license and might end up with a permanent criminal record. If you’ve been charged with an offense involving underage drinking, an experienced underage drinking attorney from Brandt Criminal Defense can guide you through the process and help reduce the confusion and stress that accompanies underage drinking charges.
If you or a loved one is facing charges of underage drinking in Minneapolis, MN, Saint Paul, MN, Anoka, MN, or Hopkins, MN, you need the advice of an experienced underage drinking attorney. Please contact our office at 763-421-6366 to schedule a free consultation.