Berkeley Heights Underage Drinking Lawyer
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Berkeley Heights is a small town made up of nearly 13,000 residents located in Union County, New Jersey. It has quiet residential neighborhoods as well as a thriving downtown, making it very appealing to live there. Even though there are many attractive qualities, there are still instances where the Berkeley Heights Police Department has to investigate underage drinking cases.
If you or a loved one has been charged with underage drinking in Berkeley Heights, it is important to consult with an experienced New Jersey underage drinking lawyer. In New Jersey, a person under the age of 21 who is consuming or in the possession of alcohol is guilty of a disorderly persons offense. Other underage drinking related offenses include driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and driving while possessing drugs or drug paraphernalia.
New Jersey takes underage DWI cases very seriously as well. In fact, New Jersey’s penalties for drunk driving are among the most severe in the nation. A driver under the age of 21 with a blood alcohol concentration greater than .01% will be charged with DWI. An underage DWI conviction may carry even more severe penalties than an underage drinking charge.
Penalties for underage drinking and driving may include:
Underage drinking offenses arising out of Berkeley Heights are generally handled in the Berkeley Heights Municipal Court, located at 29 Park Avenue. The Honorable Donald P. Bogosian serves as the municipal court Judge. Joan Bierbaum is the Court Administrator.
If you or a loved one has been charged with an underage drinking offense in Berkeley Heights, it is important to consult with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney. The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC regularly represents clients in Berkeley Heights Municipal Court for underage drinking. Our underage drinking lawyers have many years of experience handling such offenses. Casey Woodruff, Robert Rowbotham and Gary Grabas are former Prosecutors. Jon Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years of trial experience.
If you would like to speak with one of the firm’s criminal attorneys to discuss an underage drinking offense, you can reach us at (908) 322-7000. We offer free initial consultations and are available 24 hours a day.