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Close up portrait of young couple sharing fruit cocktail.Leslie Craft is an underage drinking citations attorney who offers legal support for anyone under the age of 21 that is caught drinking. Though her main office is in Greenville, NC she has other locations in Rocky Mount NC, Morehead City and Cedar Point NC. 

She is also a mom, which means she supports organizations like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) who want to prevent underage drinking. Whether underage drinking occurs in a vehicle or a school dorm, or even at home–Leslie Craft can help.

Contact her today if you need a North Carolina underage drinking citations attorney that helps you find justice.

Also, if you want to learn more about underage drinking citations and what you can do to prevent underage drinking in general, browse the articles below for more information.


Underage Drinking Citations 101 | Attorney Greenville, NC

N.C. Gen. Stat. s. 18B-103                     N.C. Sess. Laws 253

N.C. Gen. Stat. s. 18B-302                    N.C. Sess. Laws 199

Do any of these four items sound familiar to you? Well, hopefully not, because these refer to NC citations associated with the underage purchase or consumption of alcohol. Before anyone under the age of 21 is cited for buying or drinking alcohol, underage drinking citations attorney Leslie Craft wants to share a valuable lesson. Due to the overwhelming statistics that show just how much youth drink in the U.S. today, the lesson is for parents on what they can do to prevent underage drinking citations from occurring.

If you read the previous article on Avoiding Underage Drinking Citations, you know the tragic outcome of youth who partake in the illegal act. Want to know what parents can do to help prevent these outcomes? We used NIAAA’s Underage Drinking Catalogue to break the lesson down.

If you want to be a parent, or teacher even, that has positive influence over your youth, you can try:

        • Talking about the consequences of drinking
        • Drinking responsibly, if they choose to drink
        • Generally serving as positive role models
        • Making alcohol unavailable
        • Getting to know their friends
        • Participating in regular conversations about life
        • Connecting with other parents about underage drinking
        • Supervising social events to ensure there is no alcohol
        • And, encouraging youth to participate in non-alcohol related activities

Of course, we live in a society that prides itself on the advertisement of alcoholic beverages. We also live in a society where youth are ever more pressured into doing things they may not want to do. That is why the lesson is even more important. In case a child or teenager you know still ends up with one of the above underage drinking citations, Craft Law Office in Greenville, NC has underage drinking citations attorney Leslie Craft. Learn more about her legal practice today!


Avoid Underage Drinking Citations | Attorney Greenville, NC 

Underage drinking articles usually begin with a story about a straight-A, college-bound teenager. The teen was headed to senior prom or leaving the beach when their vehicle spun out of control and…well, you might know how the story ends. Rather than begin with a story, let us begin with the facts. Before your teenager ever reaches that point in the road, here is what you may want to know about underage drinking from an underage drinking citations attorney. For cases where they did jump in the car, did consume alcohol, but were caught—Craft Law Office offers legal advice and support, because part of the story is real.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gives us the facts:

▪    Responsible for more than 4300 annual deaths, underage drinking is the leading cause of death for youth.

▪    11% of all alcohol consumed in the U.S. is by underage drinkers.

▪    Underage drinkers consume more alcohol per occasion than adults

▪    Indeed, more than 90% of the alcohol consumed comes from binge drinking

▪    In 2013, it was reported by a Monitoring the Future Survey that 28% of 8th graders and 68% of 12th graders tried alcohol.

▪    Also in 2013, 22% of more than a thousand students reported that they rode with a driver who consumed alcohol.

The list goes on to include more points about underage drinking, but by now you probably see the big picture. In the event that your child or teen faces an underage drinking citation, know that you have an underage drinking citations attorney on your side. For when you and your family cannot avoid these citations, Craft Law Office might have a solution. Need help today? Contact Leslie Craft for more information. Also, stay tuned for our next article on general reasons to pursue an underage drinking citations attorney.

After all, the story shared above does not have to be yours.


Underage Drinking Citations Lawyer and You| Greenville, NC

How do I know when to pursue an underage drinking citations lawyer?

Now you know some of the overall facts associated with underage drinking, you might be asking this question. If not a phone call that you receive in the middle of the night, or a cop knocking on your front door, how do you know that it is time to protect the legal rights of your child or teenager? Well, when it comes to underage drinking, some reasons to pursue a citations lawyer are more obvious than others.

Before and after someone under the age of the 21 years old consumes alcohol, there are usually 19 signs that they may need an underage drinking citations lawyer.

As a parent or friend, you can look for a combination of the following symptoms of underage drinking:

        1. Higher absences from school
        2. Poor or failing grades in school
        3. Fighting
        4. Lack of participation in youth activities
        5. Arrest for driving
        6. Hurting someone while drunk
        7. Hang overs or other physical illnesses
        8. Unwanted sexual activity
        9. Unplanned sexual activity
        10. Unprotected sexual activity
        11. Lack of normal growth
        12. Physical and sexual assault
        13. Risks of suicide or homicide
        14. Involvement in alcohol related crashes
        15. Unintentional injuries (i.e. falls, burns)
        16. Memory problems
        17. Abuse of other drugs
        18. Changes in brain development
        19. Alcohol poisoning

Leslie Craft of Craft Law Office is a Greenville, NC Underage Drinking Citations Lawyer who wants to make you and your family more aware of the consequences of underage drinking. Not just the consequences listed above, but also the legal consequences your family could face. In the event that you or someone you know shows any of these signs, she can offer legal solutions that could provide some relief.

Think of the future a child or teenager holds ,and handle underage drinking citations while they are just citations. Contact Leslie Craft today! 


5 Risks of Underage Drinking Citations | Attorney Greenville, NC

As a parent, you want to be there for everything. You want to be there for their first steps or their first word. You want to be there for their wedding day or the birth of their first child. As a parent, you already know that being there when times are good are just as important as being there when times are rough. So, you want to be there when they cry or call you in the middle of the night. You want to be there when they have arguments or need a last-minute babysitter.

Should the time come that they need an underage drinking citations attorney, know that you can choose Leslie Craft to help you and your family do what is right. While it may seem easier for your family to plead guilty, you might save time and money when you choose defense earlier on in the process.

Because the risks of underage drinking can also affect you, here is what you might want to know when you do choose your underage drinking citations attorney. When someone under the age of 21 consumes alcohol without the supervision of their parent, though defense may be necessary in those cases, too—there is always a legal risk.

These risks include but are not limited to:

1. Suspension from Driving

2. Damaged Driving Record

3. Higher Insurance Bill

4. Payment of Court Fines

5. Jail Time

If you read the article that included 19 reasons to pursue an underage drinking attorney, you know what to look for in your youth. The next step is helping them avoid some of the risks associated with underage drinking citations. Only an experienced underage drinking citations lawyer could know what is best. Start your legal consultation today with Craft Law Office.


The Truth about Underage Drinking Citations | Greenville, NC Attorney

An 18-year old girl and her friend totals her mother’s car in a traffic accident. The girl is unresponsive for about two hours before she regains consciousness at a nearby hospital. Her friend miraculously survives without a scar. Her mother is sure the accident had something to do with the beer cans that were found in the back seat. Regardless, her family and her friends are happy they are alive.

Here is the truth about Underage Drinking Citations from a Greenville, NC Underage Drinking Citations Attorney.

Not all traffic incidents involving alcohol end with a citation. They might end in your teen facing community service hours, expensive safe driving courses, jail time, or more fatal outcomes. These days it seems it does not matter how old you are when it comes to consuming alcohol, especially when your seventeen year old attended Early College and is now an eighteen year old Junior at a 4-Year university.

Your teens have heard that “everyone else is doing it,” or “there is this party…and there will be alcohol.” So, no matter your age, you can be involved in a traffic incident that also involves alcohol. Some incidents result in hospitalization, others result in something else.

Should your teen, or a teen you know, be arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), reach out to Craft Law Office.

Her years of experience might help you through tickets that arise from underage drinking. If you or someone you know receives a ticket for underage drinking she can give you relevant information and help guide you through the long, often stressful, process. 

Call today for a free consultation. 


Greenville Office

200 East 4th Street

Greenville, NC 27858

P: (252) 752-0297

F: (252) 443-5872

 

Morehead City Office

3110 Arendell St. Unit 0

Morehead City, NC 28557

P: (252) 240-0271

F: (252) 443-5872

 

Rocky Mount Office

3202 B Sunset Ave.

Rocky Mount, NC 27804

P: (252) 443-0885

F: (252) 443-5872

 

Washington Office

130A East 2nd Street

Washington, NC 27889

P: (252) 752-0297

F: (252) 443-5872

 

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