What should I do at my upcoming arraignment for the charge of furnishing alcohol to underage persons?

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What should I do at my upcoming arraignment for the charge of furnishing alcohol to underage persons?

A few days after turning 21, I attended a concert with my sister. Then 2 young girls came to sit behind us, 1 of whom was holding a half-empty beer cup. After several songs and chatting briefly with the girls, I decided to get another beer for myself. Upon overhearing this, the girl behind me asked if I would get her another one while I’m up. She handedme the money and I agreed. At this point, because she was holding a beer already, I had no reason to believe she was under 21. When I returned with the beer, I handed it to her. A citation/court date was given to me for furnishing alcohol to a minor. Should I speak with a criminlal/DUI attorney? I’m in Douglas, CO.

Asked on November 1, 2011 under Criminal Law, Colorado

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If you have been cited for furnishing alcohol to a minor, you really should consult with a criminal defense attorney to defend you at the upcoming arraignment before you make a plea. The citation you received is for a criminal offense which if convicted for this offense or plea out clould have some serious negative ramifications to you.

Potentially the retention of the suggested criminal defense attorney could lessen the negative outcome to you for the charge you are now facing.

Good luck.


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