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How Serious Is Underage Drinking In Pennsylvania?


Individuals under the age of 21 in Pennsylvania can face various consequences if charged with drinking. Underage consumption can lead to serious penalties, but you can turn to Campana, Hoffa & Morrone, P.C., for defense help. We help college students and underage individuals confront charges associated with underage drinking and alcohol-related offenses.

Underage consumption can lead to loss of driving privileges, fines and other penalties. We know what is at stake for you, and we will fight to protect your education, future job opportunities and other aspects of your life from the negative implications of a conviction. Our attorneys are committed to providing high-quality and effective defense counsel to underage individuals.

Protecting You From Various Penalties

The penalties for underage drinking are steep. The specific consequences you could face depend on the circumstances of your individual case, such as previous convictions. If you are under the age of 21 and caught drinking, you could face the following penalties:

  • Mandatory licenses suspension
  • Fines as high as $500 for first offense
  • Fines as high as $1,000 for a second offense

Your wallet and your ability to drive are only two of the ways an underage drinking offense can impact your life. If you are in college, a conviction could lead to removal from important school programs or even expulsion. You may have difficulty finding employment or housing opportunities with a conviction on your record. Additionally, college students can suffer the consequences of a criminal conviction through loss of opportunities and reputation.

Our defense lawyers believe a mistake does not have to dictate the course of your college career and into the rest of your life. We help you fight back, defending you against all charges and working against a conviction. Whether you are a parent helping your college-age child deal with this legal concern or you are a student seeking to protect your future, our team is on your side.

A Local Team Of Defense Attorneys For You

Located in Williamsport, we serve all college students and underage individuals throughout central Pennsylvania. Contact our conveniently located office at 570-279-4163 to discuss your case with a lawyer, or email us for an appointment.