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Columbus Underage Drinking Lawyer

Alcohol is easy to obtain on college campuses, even for students under 21. Young people often drink at parties without thinking about the consequences, but the consequences can be far-reaching. In addition to being charged with a misdemeanor, students are faced with the possibility of losing scholarships, campus housing and even their spot in school. To prevent one mistake from jeopardizing an entire future, students accused of crimes should seek representation from an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Franklin County Misdemeanor Defense Attorney

I am Columbus underage drinking attorney Terry K. Sherman, and I have represented hundreds of young people facing underage drinking charges. I take forceful action to protect my clients from paying too dearly for mistakes.

Ohio has a special law for underage motorists. If you are under 21 and are found with a blood alcohol level of .02, you may be charged with a DUI. For underage drivers, even slight evidence of alcohol consumption is enough to prompt a DUI charge, which can leave an indelible mark on a young person's life. Additionally, underage people who are charged with DUI face the likelihood of being charged with both DUI and underage drinking.

Young people often obtain alcohol by using falsified identification cards, not realizing that possessing a fake ID is a crime. In fact, it is a misdemeanor that carries prison time. Underage drinking also frequently happens at parties where alcohol is furnished by a person who is of legal drinking age. In that instance, people who provide alcohol to minors can face criminal charges.

Contact Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Terry K. Sherman

If you or your underage child has been charged with underage drinking or DUI, contact me as soon as possible. Call my office in Columbus at 614-444-8800.

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Professional. Experienced. Contact Attorney Terry K. Sherman

Terry K. Sherman 52 West Whittier Street Columbus, OH 43206
Telephone: 614-444-8800 After Hours/Emergency: 614-439-2542
Fax: 614-445-9487 Columbus Law Office Map

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