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Protect Your Future When Facing Underage Drinking Charges

Is underage drinking really that big of a deal? The answer is yes. If you are a student at Penn State or another Pennsylvania university, any type of criminal conviction on your record can negatively impact your future.

The effect may not be immediately apparent, but the conviction will show up on background checks run by prospective employers, landlords and other parties. A criminal conviction can also affect your eligibility for many student loans.

At Decker Bradburn, Attorneys at Law, we provide underage drinking defense to individuals throughout Centre County and beyond. In addition, we represent students charged with underage possession of alcohol, public drunkenness, open container violations, public urination, and alcohol-related fights and assaults. Our lawyers also defend adults charged with furnishing alcohol to minors, and both adults and students facing DUI charges.

If you are facing charges related to underage drinking, it is critical that you take swift legal action to avoid future consequences. Call 814-470-8023 now to set up a free, confidential consultation with an experienced college student defense attorney.

Promptly And Effectively Resolving The Charge

Our lawyers understand the full range of potential defenses against summary charges like underage drinking. You can rely on us to diligently explore every option on your behalf. Depending on your unique situation and the facts of your case, we may be able to:

  • Prove that you were not actually consuming alcohol, even though others at the party were doing so
  • Question police procedures and determine if law enforcement violated any of your constitutional rights
  • Negotiate with the prosecution for an alternative sentence in lieu of more serious penalties
  • Seek to have the charges dismissed altogether, which is always preferred

Take Legal Action Today

We invite you to call our State College office at 814-470-8023 for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our criminal defense lawyers. You can also reach us online. We are available 24/7 and will work vigorously to protect you and your rights.