Our son was charged with an underage drinking violation. I was very distraught because our son has a CDL that he could not lose. He is enrolled in a community college program where it is a requirement that he have his CDL. I called Mr. McClenahen's office on a Sunday thinking that I would have to leave a message for him. To my surprise, he actually answered the phone and gave me advice. The same day, the day after the incident took place, the officer from BLCE contacted me and told me that I had a son that I should be proud of, that he was very respectful of the officer and that he would agree to change the charge to a Disorderly Conduct for him and work with him. 1 1/2 days before my son was scheduled to go before the district magistrate, Mr. McClenahen contacted me to inform me that the BLCE officer had contacted him and told him that "the policy changed" and he was unable to change the charges. Basically, we had two options, my son could plead guilty and lose his license for a minimum of 90 days (nobody had information on how long his CDL would be supsended if this happened) or he could go to trial. We decided to go to trial before the district magistrate. The BLCE officer was unbending and would not agree to change the charges even though he knew how detrimental it would be to my son's career. During the trial, the BLCE officer gave his testimony. The district magistrate asked Mr. McClenahen if he had anything to which he replied that he didn't. I was so angry at this point because it seemed to me that he wasn't trying to plead my son's case. The BLCE officer gave his closing remarks with the suggestion of the Youth Offender's Program (which would have imposed a minimum 90 day license suspension). When the district magistrate asked Mr. McClenahen for his closing remarks, he requested that my son be found not guilty since the officer had not stated HOW he came to find out that my son was, in fact under the age of 21. The officer tried to explain himself but Mr. McClenahen interrupted and told him he had already given his testimony and closed. The district magistrate had to find my son "Not Guilty" -which in fact came with no fines or costs and no license suspension! Thank goodness Mr. McClenahen was aware of the fact that BLCE had to prove how they knew my son was underage. This is the only thing that saved his career because, without his CDL, he would have been removed from the college program. Thank you, thank you, thank you Mr. McClenahen for everything you did. Our son has certainly learned his lesson and now knows how close he came to losing a career that he LOVES. In closing I'd like to just point out that many people mistakenly believe that a charge of Underage Drinking "is no big deal" and feel that they don't need attorney representation. Too many people do not consult with a defense attorney and instead take legal advice from the officer or the court staff. Such people may intend to provide good advice, but they often are not aware of all aspects of a case to fully advocate for the client's best interests, or the "policies change" and when the time comes to go before the court, you think you don't have any options. I highly recommend Mr. McClenahen for anyone in a similar situation as my son's.