Because of your daughters age she will have to go to court because alcohol was involved. Be cautious if you go without an attorney, a plea to the underage drinking/possession charge could suspend her driving privileges.
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You will probably find that she can not of just pay the ticket, but will have to show up. However, you don't really done want to do this anyway. This is the type of charge that would be best resolved through pretrial diversion, which will allow for eventual dismissal of the charges. Even though this is a minor charge, she really does not want an alcohol relayed conviction to be on her record for the test of her life.
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You will most likely have to appear in court. If you were to simply pay the ticket, or plead guilty to the charge, this charge would suspend her driver's license. The court most likely has a program for young people whereby she can get the charge dismissed upon successful completion of the program which will result in her avoiding a conviction, keeping this off of her record, and not having her driver's license suspended.
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