Alcohol is a central part of many social activities in Virginia, whether it is a barbecue, sporting event, or family gathering. Unfortunately, some people have too much to drink and find themselves charged with a crime.. Depending on what specifically you are charged with, this can be a serious charge.
Alcohol-Related Offenses encompass a wide range of crimes including:
- Driving Under the Influence
- Drunk and Disorderly
- Public Intoxication
- Minor in Possession
- Illegal sale of alcohol without a license
- Possession of False Identification
These alcohol related charges can have a serious impact on a person’s life, especially if they find themselves being convicted of multiple offenses. While the state will give people a second chance, if they suddenly find you are coming before the judge facing alcohol-related charges, the penalties will be severe. Therefore it is best to contact a Virginia alcohol-related offense attorney after the first charge to keep these off your record.
Because alcohol impairs judgment, these alcohol-related offenses can also lead to other serious charges. Some people are prone to violence after drinking, so they may find themselves charged with assault and battery as well as drunk and disorderly, for instance. It is important to find an attorney who has experience handling all charges against you. At The Law Offices of Patrick N. Anderson and Associates, our Virginia alcohol-related offense attorneys have experience handling all types of cases and can help you no matter what the charges against you.
If you have been charged with an alcohol-related offense, the Law Offices of Patrick N. Anderson and Associates is here to help you. With 30 years of experience, we know what to do to best defend your rights. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.