Charged with possession of beer, under 21 and fake ID
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QuestionCountry: United States of America
State: South Carolina
I am an 18 year old college student in Charleston, South Carolina. I have been charged with possession of beer under the age of 21 and presenting a false identification. I have no criminal background. I have been given the option of paying a fine (risking suspension of my home state (MD) drivers license) or appearing in court. I plan to appear in court. What should I expect, and what should I say to give myself the best chance for a lesser penalty? I expect this happens often with college students; how do most usually fare?