If you are caught drinking and you have not attained the age of 21 — do not fear. All hope is not lost.
If this is your first offense — excluding traffic citations, then know that N.C.G.S. 18B-302 (b)(1); 18B-302(b)(2); and 18B-302(b)(3) can, in many instances, be expunged from your criminal record, provided that you meet the criteria to enter into and successfully complete a deferred prosecution program.
As defined by Black's Law Dictionary*, an "expungement of record" is the removal of a conviction (esp. for a first offense) from a person's criminal record.
The Services We Offer Young People
Our firm assists individuals who are charged with offenses stemming from Mecklenburg County and Cabarrus County. Our fees are affordable, and we accept many prepaid legal plans that you or your parents may be affiliated with.
Furthermore, our attorneys have addressed criminal charges for nearly 20 years in both Mecklenburg County and Cabarrus County. We are experienced with a wide variety of charges that stem from traffic law. Read article entitled, "Criminal Background Reports and Expungement" for a listing of charges. If you have been charged with an offense that is not listed, please contact us to learn if we are able to assist with that charge.
For students or individuals who are not U.S. citizens, but may have the intent to become citizens of the USA, know that although we are not immigration attorneys, we will be cognizant of your immigration status because we recognize the negative consequences that can result if you are convicted of misdemeanors and more serious offenses.
So whether you are a high school student or a student attending UNC Charlotte, Johnson C. Smith University, Metropolitan College, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte School of Law, Davidson College, Belmont Abbey, ECPI University, King's College, New Horizons Computer Learning Center of Charlotte, Kaplan College, Strayer University, University of Phoenix-Charlotte, etc., and you have been charged with an offense in Mecklenburg County or Cabarrus County, please contact our office to discuss your charges and your options.
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Time is of the essence when charged with an underage drinking offense. Contact Douglas K. Simmons & Associates, PLLC, by calling 704-269-4223 to set up a consultation at our Charlotte, North Carolina, offices.
Disclaimer: The information on this page is not intended to be legal advice and the information is written for individuals who have been charged with said offenses in North Carolina. You are encouraged to speak to a licensed attorney for his or her legal opinion regarding your particular charge within the jurisdiction (city or county) where the offense occurred. Jurisdiction, offense, age at the time of the offense and its disposition are just some of the important factors used in determining whether your charges can be expunged.
*Black's Law Dictionary, Seventh Ed., West Group, 1999