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Why Do I Need A Lawyer For An Underage Consumption Charge? Can’t I Just Pay The Fine?

If you are underage and have been charged with minor consumption, you may think the charge is not a big deal. After all, you were probably just issued a citation but not arrested. You may assume that showing up for your court hearing and paying the fine will put this event behind you.

Unfortunately, many others in your position have thought this way and have ended up paying the price down the line. The truth is, any mark on your permanent record can have a lasting impact into your future. If you are a college student, you may lose scholarships or otherwise be penalized at your institution. You also risk future employment opportunities due to a criminal record. As a young person, you have your whole life ahead of you, and you do not want this mistake looming over your future. If you were charged with underage drinking, your best bet is to consult an attorney who can protect your rights and fight to keep your record clean.

Contact Waldron, Fann & Parsley, Attorneys at Law, for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.

Protecting Your Rights And Your Future

At Waldron, Fann & Parsley, we have a long history of representing young adults who have been charged with underage consumption. Serving students from Middle Tennessee State University and other area colleges as well as minors throughout the greater Murfreesboro region, we have the experience and skill to help you mitigate the consequences of your charge. If you or your child has been charged with minor consumption, contact our firm for a free initial consultation. We will explain how the law applies to you and what we can do to protect your future.

Facing an underage drinking charge without an attorney is never advisable. The biggest mistake you can make is to ignore the court date given on your citation. If you fail to appear before the judge, a warrant will be issued for your arrest.

Contact Our Murfreesboro Attorneys For A Free Initial Consultation

When faced with an important legal matter, our law firm will provide the aggressive advocacy you need and the supportive client service you deserve. Contact us now online or at 800-215-1081 to discuss your case with an attorney. We are ready to help.