Underage Drinking


It is relatively common for college students and young persons to experiment with alcohol and/or street drugs. The illegal use or sale of prescription drugs, such as Adderall, is also a commonplace event. While dabbling in alcohol and drug use may appear to be a rite of passage for many young people, the fact is that law enforcement agents go to great lengths to apprehend drug users. If your son or daughter has been accused of underage drinking and/or a drug crime, it is critical to understand just how much is riding on the outcome of the case

Even a conviction to a relatively minor charge can have devastating personal and professional consequences for a college student. A conviction could prevent someone from entering certain professional schools, cause a loss of driving privileges or lead to the elimination of scholarships or student loans. Michael understands the legal and procedural issues involved in these types of cases and also understands the potential impact of a conviction. He will work relentlessly to secure the best possible outcome.

For some first-time offenders, accelerated rehabilitative disposition, known as ARD, could prove to be a viable option. With ARD, a defendant may be required to submit to regular drug tests, complete counseling and other tasks ordered by the court. If the defendant passes the program, the charge would be dismissed.

Philadelphia Attorney Helping College Students With Underage Drinking Offenses

In other situations, a more aggressive approach may be warranted. Michael will look closely at the facts of the case to determine whether the police made a valid search, or if there is some evidence to show that the state cannot meet its burden of proof. However the case is eventually resolved, Michael will provide candid, practical guidance geared toward achieving the best possible outcome.Contact attorney Michael J. Diamondstein today.