Athens Underage Drinking Lawyer

The Police Are Not Your Friends

On college campuses and in college towns, such as Athens, underage drinking is a common problem. Students sometimes exercise their newfound freedom in less than productive ways and, Georgia football Saturdays are, well, Georgia football Saturdays.

Even though underage drinking is a common phenomenon, Athens police officers take a tough stance in enforcing this area of the law. If the police smell alcohol on you, if you admit to drinking or if you are caught with alcohol in your possession, you could be charged. Every night and every weekend, the police charge people with underage possession of alcohol (UPA) and other alcohol-related crimes.

If you were charged with UPA, you may be surprised to find out that UPA is a misdemeanor crime punishable by up to six months in jail and a significant monetary fine.

At the Law Offices of Adam M. Cain, LLC, we defend students at the University of Georgia and other young adults who were arrested for underage possession of alcohol.

A Note For Parents

For some of us, just sending our children off to college is nerve-wracking enough, much less getting that late night phone call. Unfortunately, those phone calls sometimes come. Parents with sons or daughters arrested for DUI, UPA or other alcohol-related offenses can be confident when placing their trust in our firm.

We have defended thousands of people throughout Georgia in various criminal law matters. We offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere where clients receive attentive and highly personalized legal representation. We understand that good people can make mistakes.

Other Alcohol-Related Crimes

An underage possession charge may not be the only charge you are facing. A lot of times, open container violations and disorderly conduct can accompany UPA. We handle all misdemeanor and felony criminal charges, and have represented clients throughout Northeast Georgia in a significant number of cases involving allegations of UPA, DUI and other alcohol-related offenses.

We Can Protect Your Rights

If you are a UGA student, you will need to answer to the UGA judicial officials and the court system — and you need an experienced lawyer who can help you navigate both conversations. Attorney Adam M. Cain is one of the few attorneys in the area who offers students the counsel they need before university and court officials.

Learn more about your options and the counsel we provide by scheduling a free consultation. We can be reached through an online contact form or by calling 706-395-5480.