Just because you’ve received a ticket for underage drinking does not mean you should just pay the ticket and accept the consequences that can reach far into your future. An experienced lawyer, like Rick Coad, can get your ticket dismissed.
In Wisconsin it is illegal to possess or drink alcohol if a person is under the age of 21 years old. It is also illegal to present or possess a fake ID. Underage drinking tickets can also cause the suspension of your driver’s license. If you are a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who is issued an underage drinking ticket, the Dean’s Office may subject you to non-academic disciplinary proceedings. Moreover, underage drinking convictions can cause problems in the future. Many times, job applications or college or graduate school applications seek disclosure of any alcohol related offenses, and particularly underage drinking offenses. While it may seem that you don’t have a good defense and should just pay the ticket, that is likely not your best option. And it may hurt your career pursuits in the future. These negative consequences can be avoided, or at least reduced, if properly handled.
Rick Coad is an experienced lawyer who is skilled at helping his clients avoid these negative consequences, and often times can get the ticket dismissed, or reduced to a less serious ticket. Give him a call today for a free consultation.
Located in Madison, Wisconsin, Rick Coad is a criminal defense lawyer who represents people charged with criminal offenses throughout Wisconsin, including the circuit courts located in Madison, WI, Milwaukee, WI, Portage, WI, Jefferson, WI, Dodgeville, WI, Janesville, WI, Mauston, WI, Baraboo, WI, Juneau, WI, Monroe, WI, Richland Center, WI and Elkhorn, WI.