Top Rated Henrico County VA Alcohol Violation Lawyer • 1500+ Reviews

Henrico County VA Alcohol Violation Lawyer Criminal Defense AttorneyThe Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Act (Title 4.1) and the Virginia Criminal Code (Title 18.2) prohibit certain forms of conduct that relate to alcoholic beverages. Henrico County has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy when it comes to enforcing Virginia alcohol related criminal offenses. Alcohol criminal violations are enforced by ABC Agents, Henrico Police Officers & State Troopers. Alcohol laws regulate the manufacture, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages. These laws also criminalize violations of those regulations to include possession, intoxication and selling criminal violations. Consult an experienced Henrico County VA alcohol violation attorney before attempting to represent yourself. Convictions for alcohol criminal violations – even for something that only triggers a small fine – can have serious consequences.

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Best Law Firm 2024 Riley Wells Attorneys at Law - Traffic Ticket, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyer Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an established local Henrico County VA criminal defense law firm that specializes in representing clients charged with alcohol offenses. We are recognized as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report. The Henrico County law enforcement community is serious about enforcing the alcohol laws. Many of the cases filed before Henrico Courts are criminal cases. You can benefit from our experience. Let us review your case. We are located in Henrico County a few miles from the Courthouse. Our firm has been positively reviewed more than any other law firm that defends alcohol violation cases in Henrico County. We can help!

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Persons Under 21 Driving After Illegally Consuming Alcohol 18.2-266.1

Persons Under 21 Driving After Illegally Consuming Alcohol 18.2-266.1Alcohol is the most commonly used substance among young people in the United States. The legal age in Virginia to purchase, posses, or consume any alcoholic beverage is 21 years old. There is also a seperate law that makes it illegal for those under age 21 to drive a vehicle after illegally consuming alcohol. Va. Code 18.2-266.1 is a Class 1 misdemeanor criminal offense and occurs when a person operating a vehicle has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.02 percent or more. This is commonly referred to as a Baby DUI. Mandatory punishment includes loss of driving privileges for one year and a $500 fine or 50 hours of community service. VASAP is required to obtain a restricted driver’s license.

False Identification Fake ID and the Purchase of Alcohol

False Identification Fake ID and the Purchase of AlcoholThere are various Virginia laws that outlaw the manufacure, possession, use, sale, and distribution of fraudulent identification. See Va. Code sections 18.2-204.1, 18.2-204.2, 46.2-347 & 4.1-305. It is illegal to use another person’s identification as one’s own and to possess or sell an ID for the purpose of establishing a false identification. It is illegal to possess, produce or distribute a fake ID that can be mistaken as government ID. Using a fake driver’s license or school ID or military ID to purchase alcohol is illegal. All are misdemeanor criminal offenses. Penalties may include incarceration, fines, loss of driving privileges and a permanent criminal record. NOTE: Take your case seriously. Virginia criminal convictions cannot be expunged.

Sale of Alcoholic Beverage to Persons Under 21 Years Old Prohibited

Sale of Alcoholic Beverage to Persons Under 21 Years Old ProhibitedIt can be hard to judge a person’s age. What if misjudging a persons age was a criminal offense? Va. Code § 4.1-304 prohibits the sale of an alcoholic beverage to individuals under 21 years of age. A violation requires the seller to know or have reason to believe that the purchaser is less than 21 years of age. Failure to require proper identification such as a driver’s license or DVM ID card that the buyer is at least 21 years of age violates the statute. A violation is a Class 1 misdemeanor criminal offense. Do not let a mistake at work create a permanent criminal record. Our lawyers have years of experience defending this type of case. We can help!

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6/10/2021 | Updated 12/16/2023