Written by attorney Corey Ira Cohen

Underage Drinking in Florida

When the Bar Lets You In and You Get Busted It happens all the time in Florida. A college student or an out-of-state college or high school student on spring break uses a fake ID to get into a nightclub in Florida or purchase alcohol from a liquor store. They do not take into account that there is an undercover cop who is focused on finding and arresting minors who are drinking underage or who are using fake IDs, especially tourists. Seek Dismissal or Pre-Trial Diversion There are opportunities along the way to trial to negotiate with a prosecutor. If your lawyer cannot get your case dismissed, they may seek to get clients admitted to a pre-trial diversion program, which, if completed will result in your case being dismissed. Your lawyer may also be able to help you clear your record through a process called expungement. With your whole future ahead of you, it is wise to choose a lawyer who understands what you are up against and who can aggressively defend you.

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