A citation for Minor in Possession or Minor in Consumption of Alcohol or Tobacco (including Vaping) can have very serious consequences for your record and your ability to even hold a Texas Driver's License now and in the future.
ALCOHOL-RELATED CASES: The Texas Alcoholic Beverages Code defines a "minor" as any person who is younger than 21 years old at the time of the ticket. TOBACCO-RELATED CASES: The Texas Health & Safety Code defines a "minor" as an individual who is younger than 21 years of age at the time of the ticket. (as of September 1, 2019)
If you’re convicted of possessing or consuming alcohol or tobacco as a minor – meaning the ticket or citation is reported to Texas DPS and is “On Your Record”, your license may actually be SUSPENDED for up to 180 days and you could be forced to pay State-mandated FEES as well as LICENSE REINSTATEMENT FEES. These fees are in addition to any costs and fines you're forced to pay the court for the conviction. Fines for alcohol and tobacco related offenses range from $250-$2,000 plus court costs in certain circumstances - ouch!
A ticket (for Minor in Possession or Minor in Consumption of Alcohol or Tobacco is actually a formal summons for you to appear at court and answer the allegation against you. If you fail to appear by the date listed on the citation, you can be issued a new ticket and warrants for your immediate arrest will likely issue.
HOW WE CAN HELP
You have the constitutional right to be represented by an attorney if you so choose - which means in most cases, we can appear for you. Our experienced and professional attorneys aggressively defend you against any alleged municipal or traffic violation. We will explain all your options for disposition or trial, and you get to decide how we will proceed – the choice is always yours. We’re here to help guide you through the process and understand the consequences of whatever decision you make.
NEVER PLEAD GUILTY without first understanding what it will mean to your driving record. A ticket is only an accusation you violated a traffic law - IT IS NOT a finding of guilt by itself!
Contact us today for additional information about how we can help you with your ticket.