An Alcohol-Related Offense Can Affect Your Career and Future
A recent report to Congress states that 53 percent of Ohioans ages 18 through 20 drank alcohol in the past month. Although underage drinking is commonplace — and even tacitly accepted by many institutions — there can be severe legal consequences for those who are cited or arrested by law enforcement.
If you have alcohol-related charges pending against you, it is important to take them seriously. License suspension, jail time, fines, diversion classes and community service are a few of the common punishments imposed on those convicted of underage drinking and OVI, but the blemish on a young person's criminal record is often the most damaging consequence.
If you live in Warren, Butler, Clermont or Hamilton counties, it is important to protect your future by speaking with an experienced Cincinnati underage alcohol defense lawyer. The attorneys at Rittgers & Rittgers are known for their outstanding criminal defense. To see some of our results, visit our Criminal Representative Cases page.
Consultations With an Ohio Underage Alcohol Citation Defense Attorney
Rittgers & Rittgers provides initial consultations to college students and young adults facing alcohol-related charges. During this consultation, we will confidentially discuss your situation and options. We are upfront about the cost of defending against underage drinking tickets; if you choose our law firm, you will have a clear understanding of the value and benefits you will receive from us.
We are a southern Ohio law firm familiar with the local courts, prosecutors and judges. We help accused people at a variety of colleges, including Miami University, Ashland University, the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, the University of Ohio, Indiana Wesleyan University, Blue Ash College and Strayer University.
If you need help with expungement of an underage alcohol or fake ID conviction, we can help with that, too.
Fake ID Charges in Ohio
If you have been charged with offenses related to possessing, using or manufacturing fake IDs, it is extremely risky to plead guilty or no contest and leave your fate and future in the hands of a judge. Not only may the legal punishment be severe and involve forfeiture or jail time, but the conviction can restrict your career options. Employers and licensing boards in the medical, legal and law enforcement sectors take the criminal records of applicants seriously and may disregard your candidacy if you have a fake/false identification conviction.
An experienced Cincinnati fake ID lawyer can find any weaknesses in the prosecution's case. Each fake ID arrest is different, but a skilled attorney can seek favorable terms through a plea bargain or perhaps even achieve an outright dismissal of the charges.
At Rittgers & Rittgers, our Cincinnati fake identification lawyers understand that your future is at stake. We will partner with you to obtain the best possible outcome for you. Call us at 513-524-5000 or email us to obtain your consultation with a knowledgeable attorney.
If you need help expunging a fake ID conviction, we can discuss your options. We may be able to use Ohio's expungement law to seal the record on your prior felony or misdemeanor to open more doors for your career and future.