Officers stopped a subject for speeding and saw a twelve pack of beer in plain sight. Both the driver and passenger were under the legal drinking age of 21. The defendant claimed he received the beer from a friend who was moving. Additional alcohol was found in the subject’s backpack. Officers charged the defendant with possession of alcohol by a minor.
RESULT: The defense successfully negotiated with the prosecution to allow the client to be entered into a diversion program. The attorney arranged for the State to DROPall of the charges after the client completed the program requirements.