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Experienced Underage Drinking or Drugs Lawyers

Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorneys

As summer begins, so does the opportunity for teens and other underage people to try drugs and alcohol for the first time.

According to a recent study performed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:

“Researchers found first-time use of these substances, as well as marijuana and hallucinogens, peaks during June and July, with thousands more youths trying them each day compared to other months.

For example, on an average day in June or July, more than 11,000 teens aged 12 to 17 try alcohol for the first time, compared with averages of about 5,000-8,000 first-time users in most other months. December was the only other month with a similar peak in first-time alcohol use”.
These statistics are frightening and dangerous. The age group that was researched has little to no experience operating cars, trucks and motorcycles, let alone driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

When an underage person decides to use drugs or alcohol and then attempts to operate a motor vehicle the outcome can be life changing or tragic. The consequences for drinking or using drugs not only affects the underage person using but the family as well in Pennsylvania, loss of driving privileges can result from underage possession or use of alcohol-regardless of whether a vehicle was even involved in the offense. In addition to drivers license suspensions and revocations, there often times can be fines and restitution amounts applied to a underage drinking or drug use violation.

In light of the serious consequences associated with underage alcohol & drug violations, it is best for young people to avoid these incidents. However, if charged with an underage alcohol or drug offense, an experienced attorney can help . The attorneys at Joyce & Bittner have the experience and knowledge to represent you in court. Call today to start a FREE CASE EVALUATION 1-800-299-5530

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