The attorneys at Craft Law Offices in Greenville, NC specialize in bankruptcy cases as well as traffic violations and underage drinking citations. Not only is drinking underage illegal, it is also very dangerous, for a number of reasons.
According to the CDC, underage drinking is the number one cause for youth deaths. This is due largely in part to the fact that the majority, 90% in fact, of underage drinking occurs in the form of binge drinking. At such a young age, teenagers are unable to make wise decisions about consuming alcohol and so they often abuse it. This can lead to alcohol poisoning as well as dangerous and risky decisions like driving drunk or riding with someone else who has been drinking.
The consequences of underage drinking are numerous. In regards to the legal consequences, if you are caught drinking underage or providing alcohol for someone else who is underage, you can receive a drinking citation. These citations lead to court fees, fines, and sometimes even more serious consequences like getting your license revoked. Aside from the legal consequences, underage drinking can also put your health and safety at risk.
Ultimately, the temporary thrill of drinking underage is not worth the long-term consequences that come with it.
If you find yourself in need of legal representation, give the bankruptcy attorneys at Craft Law Offices in Greenville, NC a call today.