Cranford Underage Drinking Lawyer
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Cranford is located in Union County, New Jersey. The township is widely regarded as an attractive community, having been ranked one of New Jersey Monthly’s “Best Places to Live” and is noted for being a very popular area to raise children. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 24.2% of the approximately 23,000 residents in Cranford are under the age of 18. Furthermore, one-third of the 8,583 households have at least one child under the age of 18. The township offers its residents a wide array of programs, facilities, and events allowing its young people the ability to participate in many activities. Despite all these fine characteristics, it is sometimes necessary for the Cranford Police Department to investigate underage drinking offenses and file charges against those involved.
Underage drinking offenses arising out of Cranford, New Jersey are generally handled in the Cranford Municipal Court. The court is located at 8 Springfield Ave in Cranford. The Honorable Mark J. Cassidy presides over the court. Court sessions are held Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m.
In New Jersey, anyone under the age of 21 possessing a blood alcohol level of 0.01% or more, but less than 0.08% has violated New Jersey’s underage drinking and driving laws. Under N.J.S.A. § 39:4-50.14, a licensed driver who violates this law will lose his or her license for a period of 30 days or more. An unlicensed driver who violates this law will be prohibited from obtaining a driver’s license for a period of 30 days or more from the date that person is eligible to obtain a license or the date of conviction, whichever is later. In addition, a violator must perform at least 15 days of community service and complete an alcohol education program.
Another underage drinking offense involves the consumption or possession of alcohol. Under N.J.S.A. 2C:33-15, anyone under the age of 21 who knowingly consumes alcohol is guilty of a disorderly persons offense.
If you or a loved one has been charged with underage drinking in Cranford, New Jersey, it is important to consult with a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer. The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC regularly represents clients in Cranford Municipal Court for underage drinking. Our criminal attorneys have many years of experience handling such offenses. Casey Woodruff is a former Union County Prosecutor who has argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court. Gary Grabas was a Prosecutor in Morris and Middlesex Counties. Robert C. Rowbotham, II was a prosecutor in Essex County and the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office – Division of Criminal Justice. 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. Our criminal defense lawyers offer free initial consultations and are available 24 hours a day.