Concert season has started again in Raleigh, and ALE agents will be out in full force at Coastal Credit Union/Walnut Creek Amphitheater. Agents will carefully watch tailgaters to ensure no one is providing alcohol to anyone under the age of twenty-one, and that no one under twenty-one is consuming alcohol.
If you did receive a drinking citation at a concert, the citation will list a date to appear in court. You can avoid court by paying the citation online, but that means you are pleading guilty and it will go onto your criminal record. You may also choose to hire an attorney who will initially attend court for you on the first court date in Courtroom 101, and then appear at the next court date to reach a solution.
These solutions include taking the case to trial to fight it or entering into a deferral program such as 90-96, which allows the charge to be dismissed after successfully completing a alcohol abuse assessment, a series of alcohol awareness classes and paying court fees.
The criminal defense lawyers at Guirguis Law are experienced with handling drinking tickets. Contact us at (919) 832-0500 for a free consultation on your Wake County charge, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.