When You Are Charged With Public Drunkenness
College is a time of new experiences. For many students, it’s the first step toward independent living. These years are also known for fun, friends and partying. Sometimes that leads to charges of public drunkenness, which can impact not only a student’s future, but also his or her freedom.
The lawyers from Bellwoar Kelly, LLP understand how critical it is during these years to handle legal obstacles properly — especially allegations of public drunkenness or other charges concerning alcohol and/or other types of impairment. That’s why we provide comprehensive legal services to college students and their parents as they sort through legal hurdles.
If you’re a parent of a college student who is facing a public drunkenness charge, you have defense options. Get in touch with Bellwoar Kelly, LLP. We will fight to protect your student’s educational and financial future. Call us at 610-314-7066.
College-Aged Public Drunkenness
Pennsylvania penalizes public drunkenness in the following ways:
- A first offense carries a fine of up to $300.
- If you’re convicted of public drunkenness, you cannot have your record expunged for at least five years.
- For those convicted, you could face a jail sentence of up to 90 days.
In addition to these penalties, students face school suspension or expulsion. Schools handle these matters differently from law enforcement. And in almost every situation, a student will have to deal with separate penalties from the government and the school.
Bellwoar Kelly, LLP Will Protect Your Interests
No college student wants to go to prison, with his or her future in jeopardy. When you hire Bellwoar Kelly, LLP, we will defend your rights and work to have charges dropped or reduced or will work to mitigate any imposed penalties.
Every case is different so it’s important to set up a meeting with an attorney as soon as possible to go over the facts of your situation. Call 610-314-7066 to contact Bellwoar Kelly, LLP, serving West Chester and Villanova, Pennsylvania.