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Sales to Minors

Criminal Charges for Selling Alcohol to Minors

Massillamany Jeter & Carson LLP in Fishers can help you stand up for yourself, your good name, and even your business if you have been accused of selling alcohol to minors. This is a serious alcohol-related crime that hits a nerve among the Indiana public and criminal justice system. You must prepare yourself and your case for a difficult legal battle. Team up with us to take the guesswork out of your defense strategy.

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Possible Penalties for Selling Alcohol to Minors

There are a number of ways that sales to minors charges can be filed against you, each one with varying consequences. All forms of these charges will be damaging to your reputation, though. Your business could also lose its alcohol license if you’re accused of selling alcohol to minors out of your bar, restaurant, or other storefront.

Selling alcohol to minors can be filed under three charges:

  • Class A misdemeanor: Filed if you have prior convictions. Punishable by one year in jail and/or $1,000 in fines.
  • Class B misdemeanor: Filed if you have no prior convictions. Punishable by 180 days in jail and/or $1,000 in fines.
  • Class D felony: Filed if an intoxicated minor who allegedly bought alcohol from you causes themselves or another person serious bodily harm or death. Punishable by up to 3 years in prison and/or $10,000 in fines.

It will be our job as your Fishers sales to minors defense attorneys to review those charges and prepare a strong defense accordingly. We see each case as unique as each client, meaning no premanufactured defense strategies are used here.

How to Defend Against Sales to Minors Charges

You may feel like you have your back against a wall when accused of selling alcohol to a minor. However, our criminal defense team is here to remind you that you always have viable defense options. It is just a matter of discovering and using them proficiently, as our Fishers lawyers are known to do.

Examples of defenses that could work in your favor include:

  • You were handed a convincing fake ID by the minor who bought alcohol from you.
  • You were reasonably convinced that the minor was aged 21 or older, such as being in a group of adults who all appeared to be middle-aged.
  • You sold alcohol to a legal adult who was actually the one who gave alcohol to the minor.
  • Alcohol was stolen from your store by minors, who consumed it.

We take pride in being able to create strong and unique defenses for every criminal defense case we take on the behalves of our clients in Fishers. When you choose our sales to minors lawyers for your case, you can rest assured in knowing that a truly dedicated team is in your corner and working tirelessly to protect your rights and future.

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