The last thing anyone would ever plan for is the possibility of being arrested on Spring Break. But if you are at the point of reading this article, you are likely faced with that reality for yourself, or perhaps a son or daughter just went through the unfortunate experience of being targeted for an alcohol arrest.
Although here around the Destin & Ft Walton Beach areas, locals know this is something of a traditional occurrence, those visiting from other states were not put on notice.
Now these charges are criminal in nature, yes, but for someone with no prior criminal history, the consequences are not too severe, nor should they treated that way by the court system.
It is the job of your criminal defense attorney to see to it that the charges are mitigated aggressively so that the best possible result can be obtained.
The focus here is to work toward a result that could possibly get the charges dropped or dismissed, with the least possible risk and the least amount of disruption to your personal and collegiate life.
Additionally, in most cases, your attorney can help those from out-of-town avoid needless travel back to the area to deal with a Possession of Alcohol charge.
Your attorney can also help facilitate the possible expungement of the charges from your criminal record if the case ends up being dismissed. This can be a huge benefit to a college student that is planning to enter a competitive career field.
If you, or a son or daughter has been arrested in Destin, Ft Walton Beach, or elsewhere in Okaloosa County or Walton County, give me a call at (850) 362-6655 for a free consultation.