Legal Relief for Alcohol Offenses in Blacksburg, Virginia
Alcohol Law Purposes
Driving under the influence is one of the most commonly referred-to alcohol offenses. However, other laws regarding alcohol have been passed. These laws are commonly passed to keep the public safe or to keep alcohol away from minors. Contact Myers Law today if you find yourself needing legal representation in alcohol cases.
Keeping the Public Safe
Alcohol is a factor in 40 percent of all violent crimes today with more than 13,000 people killed each year as a result of alcohol-related accidents. Many alcohol laws are created to keep the public safe. This includes DUI and public intoxication laws.
Preventing Alcohol Use by Minors
Those under 21 years old have been found to lack the maturity to properly handle alcohol. Laws have been set that not only criminalize minors who use alcohol but also those who supply alcohol to minors. For more information on alcohol laws, call our office today.
Myers Law Can Handle Your Case
If you were charged with a crime regarding alcohol, Myers Law can help. Previously an assistant commonwealth’s attorney, Henry Myers understands the laws regarding alcohol offenses deeper than many other lawyers. In addition to drunken driving cases, Henry Myers can also provide defense for public intoxication or minor-in-possession charges. Call us today for more information.
Public Intoxication Law
Because public intoxication is not punishable by time in jail, many people accused of this crime don’t hire a lawyer. However, public intoxication can adversely affect your reputation, employment and security clearance. Don’t be fooled: This is a criminal charge that requires a fight.
Minor in Possession Law
In Virginia, it is illegal for those under 21 years old to possess, purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. A convicted minor will have a Class 1 misdemeanor conviction. By choosing an experienced attorney, the effects on your life for this mistake can be lessened.