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What happens legally after getting caught drinking alcohol under the age of 21?

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016 by Brian Laviage

Hi Mr. Laviage! You helped a friend of mine out with a legal case and I got your information from him. I’m 16 and was at a party this past weekend when the cops showed up. I don’t do this very often, but I was drinking that night and was kind of drunk. None of my friend’s parents were home and they ended up taking me and a few others to the Harris County Juvenile Detention Center over off Congress in downtown Houston. Maybe you know the place? My parents were able to pick me up fairly quickly so I didn’t have to stay long. They were not happy with me.

Anyway, I just got my license 6 months ago and I heard that it could be suspended after a minor in consumption charge. Is that true? What else can happen to me legally after getting caught drinking at 16? Thanks!

16 year old in Houston, TX

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Second minor in consumption charge within two years

Friday, Oct 21, 2016 by Brian Laviage

My college-aged son just received his second minor in consumption charge within the past two years. I’m terrified he might have to go to jail and will be expelled from his university. Will this affect him getting hired for certain jobs, and what can I do to minimize the damage?

Sarah in Katy, TX

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The Meaning of Record Expungement

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016 by Brian Laviage

During my first year in college, my best friend and I were arrested for minor in consumption walking home from a party at our fraternity. I’m about to graduate and am afraid it will hurt my chances of landing my dream job. He was able to get the conviction expunged from his record. What does it mean to get a record expunged?

Sarah in Austin, TX

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Minors and breathalyzer tests

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 by Brian Laviage


Does the police have the right to make a 17 year old take a breathalyzer? They had my son take one and i did not know until we got home.”

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