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Will i be allowed traffic school?

Pico Rivera, CA |

im 19 and was pulled over for failing to yeild to a pedestrian. but when the cop came to my window he found alcohol in the car, i was breathalized i was negative for alcohol but cited for under 21 knowingly operating a vehicle with alcohol.will i be allowed traffic school?

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Ordinarily, possession of alcohol by a minor (under 21) is not an offense that can be dismissed after traffic school.

It's a misdemeanor to possess alcohol if you're under 21. It can have an impact on your criminal record as well as your driver's license.

You should consult with a criminal defense attorney to see if there's a way to work out something short of a conviction.

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A minor in possession of alcohol is not something that traffic school is permitted. It is a misdemeanor and can impact your license and criminal record. Hire an attorney to walk you through this and perhaps obtain a better deal than having this on your record.