Among college students at the Citadel, the College of Charleston and Charleston Southern University, one of the most common charges is that of underage drinking. When this behavior results in an arrest or charge, it needs to be addressed aggressively and immediately. A criminal record can often follow a minor and be detrimental to his or her future, especially when looked at by college or graduate program admissions boards and future employers.
Underage Drinking Lawyers
At the law firm of McCoy & Stokes, LLC, we understand the impact that an underage drinking charge can have on a student and his or her future. Lawyer Peter McCoy also served as a criminal prosecutor for more than five years in the Ninth Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Charleston County. He is familiar with how these charges come about and what can be done to reduce the penalties and the negative consequences of an arrest or a conviction.
Minor in Possession Defense Attorneys
While an arrest for underage drinking can come with fines and court costs, the most serious problem may be your record. A conviction can also result in suspension or expulsion from school and/or a loss of scholarships and financial aid. Additionally, many future employers will look poorly upon a criminal record.
In addition to charges of underage drinking, our firm also represents individuals on charges of alcohol possession, underage drinking and driving and open container charges.
Please contact McCoy & Stokes, LLC at (843) 628-2855 to schedule your consultation with experienced Charleston family lawyers.