Stop writing incriminating information on line and retain a criminal defense attorney. You do have options and want to avoid a conviction. The attorney will be able to defend you. Good luck.
Underage drinking is not contingent on your blood alcohol content, so the failure of the police to administer a breathalyzer will not matter. However, there are other issues that you should discuss with an attorney that may assist you in fighting this charge. Many lawyers, including my firm, offer free consultations and I highly recommend that you contact someone. The following is a link to my website which discusses underage drinking charges in greater detail. There is also a link to an application for a PA "bread and butter license" that will allow you to drive to work and school in the event you receive a license suspension. http://www.fuchelandsinatra.com/Criminal-Defense/Underage-Drinking.shtml
I would follow the advice of both counsellors Keller and Sinatra
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I agree with Mr. Keller. You want to stop posting facts about this online and talk with a local lawyer about it as soon as possible. This sounds like a case where, with the help of a lawyer, you can get a favorable result. They do not have to follow certain steps to obtain a conviction, they do have to prove you guilty, though.
Field sobriety “tests” are designed to give police a reason to arrest. You cannot “pass” them. The police will admit that almost a third of healthy young adults who take these tests without any alcohol will be judged to be “under the influence” – and that assumes they are properly administered!
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