Received alcohol citation

Ask a Lawyerwhat's this?

Question

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.
These questions and answers are provided by WORLDLawDirect.com. ©2000 - 2007 by WORLDLawDirect.com, Inc.