Edison Underage Drinking Lawyer
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Edison is a township in Middlesex County, New Jersey. The township is widely regarded as an attractive community, having been ranked one of Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” and is noted for being a very popular area to raise children The township offers its residents a wide array of programs, facilities, and events allowing its young people the ability to participate in many activities. Edison has numerous playing fields, tennis and basketball courts, art workshops, technology classes and social clubs. Despite these great qualities, it is sometimes necessary for the Edison Police Department to investigate underage drinking offenses and file charges against those involved.
Underage drinking offenses arising out of Edison, New Jersey are generally handled in the Edison Municipal Court. The court is located at 100 Municipal Boulevard. The Honorable Gary M. Price presides over the court. The court administrator is Mary Anne Zogg.
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 Edison, 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 Edison Municipal Court for underage drinking. Our criminal attorneys 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. Our criminal defense lawyers offer free initial consultations and are available 24 hours a day. We have offices in Scotch Plains and East Brunswick, New Jersey.