Minor in Consumption (Illinois)?
Hi. I'm a college student in Illinois and i'm 20 years old. After a rough week or studying i decided to go blow off some steam and party. I used to drink a lot but this honestly was about the 3rd or 4th time i had this semester. Well i ended up becoming pretty intoxicated and decided i was going to drive back to the dorms which were a mile away (Stupid, I know). Within 20 seconds of driving home i was pulled over for speeding. The cop asked if i had anything to drink and i was honest with him and told him i drank around ten or eleven beers. He said he appreciated the honesty and was going to charge me with a minor in consumption. So the cops cuffed me and took me to the police station where i blew a .187. I received a citation for illegal possession or consumption of alcohol by a minor and they let me go.
So my questions are 1.) i have a required court appearance but the ticket doesn't say a fine or anything. What are typically the consequences?
2.) Is there a possibility they raise the charge to DUI?
3.) I am a good student, I have a clean record with the exception of a driving ticket or two,and i cooperated with the police. Will This help me at all?
4.) I keep reading that suspension of license is a possibility. Is there such thing as to where i could get an exemption so i can drive to my internship this summer?
Thanks for your time. This isn't like me at all and i'm going to not drink until i am 21 . I just had a stressful week and had a little to much fun and made some extremely stupid decisions. Again i appreciate your time for answering this.