Criminal Defense & Social Security Disability Law

Alcohol Possession Charges Can Lead To Serious Penalties

Have you been arrested for a crime involving the possession or consumption of an alcoholic beverage? While the evidence may be stacked against you, an experienced criminal defense lawyer may help you avoid the most serious consequences of a criminal conviction. At Lawrence, Smith and Gardner, we provide adept criminal defense representation to clients throughout the Fairfax, Virginia, area.

Contact us today online or by telephone at 703-539-5825 to speak with a knowledgeable Fairfax, Virginia, criminal defense lawyer.

Defending Against Alcohol-Related Charges

At Lawrence, Smith and Gardner, we provide skilled legal representation for people accused of a wide range of criminal offenses, including those involving alcohol possession and consumption where alcohol-related crimes are alleged:

  • Open container charges: Nearly all local jurisdictions throughout Virginia have laws against possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage while driving. No matter where you were arrested, we know the laws and possible defenses.
  • Public intoxication: Public intoxication arrests can result in a criminal record. If other crimes are alleged in relation to the public intoxication, the potential consequences can be even greater.
  • Juvenile in possession: An underage person who is arrested for alcohol possession faces driver’s license suspension, juvenile probation and possible incarceration, or fines and/or community service.

Our attorneys have extensive experience handling serious felony and misdemeanor criminal cases in courtrooms throughout the state. We know criminal defense.

What Is An Alcoholic Beverage?

Common sense may tell us the answer to this question, but the law has a strict definition for what is and what is not considered an alcoholic beverage. In some cases, police may arrest someone for possession of an alcoholic beverage, when in fact, the product does not meet the strict definition provided by the law.

Well-versed in the statutes regarding alcohol possession, we will carefully examine every aspect of your case to determine a course of action that best suits your legal needs.

Take Action And Contact Our Skilled Attorneys Today

Do not let an alcohol possession charge jeopardize your future. It is essential to contact an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible to keep your options open. Contact us by email or call our office at 703-539-5825 today. We offer free phone consultations.