Underage Alcohol Citations


With all of the colleges and universities in the triangle, underage alcohol citations remain commonplace in today's legal landscape. While certainly not as severe as many other crimes, it is important to treat the citation with the same level of seriousness. Attorney Hastings has experience in courtrooms across the state, especially including Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties litigating underage alcohol citations in a favorable manner for his clients. He focuses on a quick resolution of your case; if there's a constitutional issue, then he will fight for a swift dismissal. If not, he will steadfastly pursue a deferred prosecution agreement that will open up the doors for an expungement. For many, wiping the matter completely from one's criminal background is vitally important as the time for job and graduate school applications nears. Attorney Hastings will not lose sight of that; in fact, for cases like these, it is precisely what motivates him to obtain a quick, professional, and beneficial outcome for his clients.


N.C.G.S.A. § 18B-302. Sale to or purchase by underage persons

  Selling Alcohol to someone Underage (less than 21 years old)

It shall be unlawful for any person to sell malt beverages or unfortified wine to anyone less than 21 years old; or sell fortified wine, spirituous liquor, or mixed beverages to anyone less than 21 years old.

N.C.G.S.A. § 18B-302(a)

 

Giving Alcohol to someone Underage (less than 21 years old)

It shall be unlawful for any person to give malt beverages or unfortified wine to anyone less than 21 years old; or give fortified wine, spirituous liquor, or mixed beverages to anyone less than 21 years old.

N.C.G.S.A. § 18B-302(a1)

 

Purchasing/Buying Alcohol Underage

It shall be unlawful for a person less than 21 years old to purchase or attempt to purchase malt beverages, unfortified wine, fortified wine, spirituous liquor, or mixed beverages

N.C.G.S.A. § 18B-302(b)(1)&(2)

 

Possession of Alcohol as an underage person (less than 21 years old)

It shall be unlawful for a person less than 21 years old to possess or attempt to purchase malt beverages, unfortified wine, fortified wine, spirituous liquor, or mixed beverages

N.C.G.S.A. § 18B-302(b)(1)&(2)

 

Consumption of Alcohol as an underage person (less than 21 years old)

It shall be unlawful for a person less than 21 years old to consume any alcoholic beverage.

N.C.G.S.A. § 18B-302(b)(3)

 

 

Fraudulent Use of Identification (Fake ID Charge)

N.C.G.S.A. § 18B-302(e)

It shall be unlawful for any person to enter or attempt to enter a place where alcoholic beverages are sold or consumed, or to obtain or attempt to obtain alcoholic beverages, or to obtain or attempt to obtain permission to purchase alcoholic beverages underage, by using or attempting to use:

                    i.      A fraudulent (fake ID) or altered driver’s license

                  ii.      A fraudulent or altered identification document other than a drivers license

                 iii.      A driver’s license issued to another person

                  iv.      An identification document other than a drivers license issued to another person.

                   v.      Any other form or mean of identification that indicates or symbolizes that the person is not prohibited from purchasing or possessing alcoholic beverages under this section.