Possession of Alcohol by a Minor


It is illegal for a person under the age of 21 to have or consume alcohol. Call Bottari & Doyle Law Firm in Palm Beach County at 561-588-2781.

Penalties Possession of Alcohol by a Minor

A person who violates statute 562.111 commits a second degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 6 months of probation, 60 days in jail as a condition of probation, and a $500 fine. A person who violates the statute two or more times commits a first degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year of probation, one year in jail as a condition of probation, and a $1,000 fine. 

Defenses Possession of Alcohol by a Minor

If the person arrested was detained absent the requisite legal standard, reasonable suspicion or probable cause, the alcohol and age of the defendant may be subject to suppression. 

Contact Us

If you have been arrested or charged with Possession of Alcohol by a Minor in Palm Beach County, Broward County or Martin County, contact a
Palm Beach criminal defense attorney from Bottari & Doyle at (561)-588-2781 for a free consultation.