What are the chances of not going to jail or paying a fine for buying Alcohol for underage minors?

Got caught buying alcohol for underage minor....wasn't thinking when i did it....

Fresno, CA -

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John M. Kaman

John M. Kaman

Criminal Defense Attorney - San Francisco, CA

Even if you don't go to jail for a short time, at the very least you will have to pay a fine.

Amy Katherine Guerra

Amy Katherine Guerra

Criminal Defense Attorney - Fresno, CA

I hope you don't mind, I edited your category to reflect criminal defense, rather than juvenile; although this case may involve minors, I assume you are no since you are charged with purchasing alcohol (which implies you are 21+). A sentence for an individual defendant depends on a lot of factors which can't really be determined here (prior criminal history, nature of offense, employment, etc.). While this charge carries the possibility of one year in jail, it's a misdemeanor and other sentencing options are available (like community service, adult offender work program, etc.). Additionally, there are some defenses that you should speak to an attorney about. You should discuss your specific situation with an attorney to find out the likelihood of jail time.

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