Received alcohol citation

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Country: United States of America
State: Maryland

I wanted to know what my punishment will be for an alcohol citation in Howard County, Maryland. The citation says section 10, sub-section 114. It's a "possession of an alcoholic beverage while under the age of 21". My record is clean. I also wanted to know the chances of getting my community service hours transferred to New Mexico, as I will be transferring there for college this spring.

Answer

Make sure you get counsel (or at least the public defender) to try to keep this off your record eventually--jail time is not likely if your record is very clear. But having that arrest and or a conviction on your record will make job-hunting etc. more difficult. Often this could be negotiated down to some kind of court supervision and then eventually cleared from your record.