If your son is cited with underage drinking and similar offenses, he may face a drivers license suspension and a record. I recommend consulting directly with an avvo attorney in the Pittsburgh area
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A summary level underage drinking charge in Pennsylvania carries with it a drivers license suspension. Furthermore the repercussions for an alcohol-related charge may affect your son's ability to obtain a job or apply for graduate school. I strongly suggest you consult with an attorney who handles cases like this often. He may be able to work out an agreement that would save your son from the alcohol related charge.
I don't know what MIP is but I am assuming your son was charged with the summary offense of underage drinking under section 6308 of the PA crimes code. Beware that this offense carries a license suspension and up to a $300 fine. In addition, it will stay on his record as a conviction until 5 years passes of arrest free behavior at which time he can pay an attorney to expunge it. My advice is to seek counsel as an attorney may be able to obtain a diversionary program at the first hearing. Once the case is disposed of without a conviction, the attorney can begin the process of expunging the arrest record.