Protect Your Child’s Future From A Drug Or Alcohol Charge
If your child is facing criminal charges as a minor in possession of alcohol or drugs, do not leave their future to chance. A permanent criminal record can affect many areas of their life, from jobs to education to housing. They need a strong legal response to minimize the impact of the charges.
The lawyers at Ayala Law Office, P.C., have the skill and experience to help you and your child create an aggressive defense. We serve clients throughout the area around Pima County from our office in Tucson. In every case, we work quickly to assess our client’s case and craft a personalized approach based on their legal goals.
Common Charges For Minors In Possession
Depending on the circumstances of your child’s arrest, they may face a variety of criminal charges. Common charges include:
- Possession of alcohol by a minor
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Consumption of alcohol by a minor
- Possession of marijuana
- Open container
Our approach will depend on many factors, including our client’s wishes, the evidence in the case and the charges involved. No matter what, we will fight to protect our client’s legal rights.
What Are The Penalties?
Many of these charges are misdemeanors under Arizona law, but the penalties can still have a big impact. Common penalties will include fines and jail time. Certain charges will also require attending an alcohol awareness program and lead to a driver’s license suspension. If the offense involves drugs, it could lead to felony charges. Whether your child is charged as a juvenile or adult will also affect the penalties.
We always work toward a dismissal or an acquittal, but when that is not possible, we will do all we can to minimize the charges and the penalties. Whether your child decides to negotiate a plea deal or challenge the charges in court, we are prepared. As experienced trial attorneys, we have the skills necessary to aggressively fight for our clients.
Time Is Of The Essence
As with all criminal charges, you do not want to waste any time in starting to build your defense. The sooner you contact our firm, the sooner we can get to work on your case. To schedule a consultation, please contact us online or call our office at 520-585-4501. We offer flexible appointment options such as virtual meetings.