Maplewood Underage Drinking Lawyer
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Underage drinking offenses arising out of Maplewood, New Jersey are generally handled in the Maplewood Municipal Court. The court is located at 1618 Springfield Ave. The Honorable Stanley M. Varon presides over the court and the court administrator is Ryan X. Varon.
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.
Persons in violation of this New Jersey statute face fines of $500 or more, suspension or postponement of their driving privileges for a period of 6 months, and may be required to complete an alcohol education program.
Underage drinking charges can seriously affect your future. Always discuss your case with a New Jersey lawyer. Our experienced defense lawyers are ready to fight for you. The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC regularly represents clients in Maplewood Municipal Court. Our criminal attorneys have had many years of experience handling underage drinking offenses. Casey Woodruff, Robert Rowbotham and Gary Grabas are former Prosecutors. Jon Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years of experience.
If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our underage drinking lawyers, you can contact us at (908) 322-7000. We offer direct access to our attorneys 24 hours a day.