If the officer files such charges, then you can get a copy of the report. He may have only been trying to scare you, but if charged, you will need a lawyer. The alcohol citation, if it is your first, can be resolved by way of a pre-trial diversion program offered on your first court appearance by the State's Attorney's office, which will avoid any guilty finding or trial (the case will get dismissed in exchange for community service/alcohol class). If this is not your first offense, you will have to plea or try the case, in which circumstance, you may want to hire a lawyer to keep this off your record. Alcohol citations which do not result in a conviction can be expunged, so they do not come up in a criminal background check when you apply for a job. A lawyer can assist you with an expungement or there are forms you can fill in on your own once the case is over.
It is possible that the officer will file and you will get served with a Statement of Charges, even though he didn't arrest you from the scene. However, given that you were written the citation on-scene, let's hope that doesn't happen. Even if it does happen, we'll deal with it. I routinely get these cases dismissed for community service, even when there are additional charges beyond Underage Possession. Call or email me anytime for a FREE consultation and we can discuss more details. And if you ever decide to hire me, you'll find that my fees are reasonable and payment plans are OK.
You will only get information after request from State's Attorney prior to trial. Lawyers get this stuff.
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William A. Simmons
Butler & Simmons, P.A.
Attorneys & Counselors at Law
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Silver Spring, MD 20902
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After charges have been filed, then you may obtain the report in discovery. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you evaluate the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to go to trial. Consider seeking a confidential consultation.
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