ALE Offenses/Drinking Tickets • Greenville, North Carolina, Lawyer
Keep ALE Offenses off Your Permanent Record
Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) offenses related to underage drinking or possession of alcohol are common in North Carolina. This is true in Greenville, home to East Carolina University and Pitt Community College.
While such charges may tarnish your record, a lawyer can help you combat them through a comprehensive and detailed legal strategy designed to provide you with the tools to accomplish the task.
I am Neil W. Morrison, a lawyer dedicated to providing efficient, cost-effective representation and personal service to every client at my law firm. If you would like to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your ALE or underage drinking offenses, contact my offices any time. I will help you understand your rights, your options, and explain the severity of the situation you face.
First Offenses, Second Offenses
Penalties for underage consumption or possession of alcohol offenses increase in severity depending on whether or not you have been charged before. Depending upon the circumstances of your situation, first offenses can generally be dismissed, provided the offender completes an alcohol responsibility class and performs community service. Second offenses require more work on the offender's part.
Importantly, do not simply pay the fine without contacting a lawyer first. Paying a fine can mean admitting guilt. Your record can be effected for some time to come. I can help you keep your penalties to a minimum, and, depending on your circumstances, can help you have your ALE offense dismissed and record kept intact. Protecting your future involves making the right decision today. To schedule an initial consultation with an attorney, contact my offices today.