The legal age to consume alcohol in Colorado is one of the most widely known laws in the state. Simply put, it is illegal for people under the age of 21 to possess or consume alcoholic beverages. A person who violates the law could be subject to mandatory fines, alcohol treatment programs or both. This is in addition to having a criminal record that can follow you for years.
The 14th amendment to the United States Constitution declares that no state shall “deny to any person…equal protection of the laws.” Yet some Pennsylvania residents are arguing that punishments for minor drug convictions violate the 14th amendment.
When you are pulled over for DUI or charged with possession, you may feel that the system of law has turned against you. Arrest leads to conviction, which leads to punishment, and permanent damage to your reputation.
Being convicted of a DUI as a minor could drastically affect your child’s future. If he or she is arrested for drunk driving, you may have an alternative to fighting the case in court. The accelerated rehabilitative disposition (ARD) program allows first-time offenders, both adults and minors, to avoid a mark on their records if they successfully complete the program.