If you have been charged with
Furnishing Liquor to a Minor in Arlington or elsewhere in Washington State, you will want to speak to an
Arlington criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. It is well known that anyone under the age of 21
is not legally allowed to possess or consume alcohol, but you may not
have realized that you can be charged criminally if you provide alcohol
to a minor. In Washington, it is unlawful to sell, give, or otherwise
supply liquor to a minor. It is also unlawful to permit a minor to consume
liquor on any premises under your control. There are very limited exceptions
for parents, medical providers, and for religious services and an experienced
Arlington furnishing liquor defense attorney can go over your case in detail and find the best defense approach for
your specific situation.
Though the City of Arlington has adopted many sections of the Revised Code
of Washington, it has its own code for both Furnishing Liquor to Persons
AMC 9.44.020(b) ) and for Minor in Possession of Liquor (MIP) (
AMC 9.44.020(a) ). Unlike state law where both crimes are classified as gross misdemeanors (
RCW 66.44.270 ), both Arlington Furnishing Liquor to Persons Underage charges and Arlington
MIP charges are classified as
misdemeanor offenses. This means, if convicted, you will be facing up to 90 days in
jail and a $1000 fine. Many job and housing applications require disclosure
of any criminal convictions so a conviction for an Arlington Furnishing
Liquor to a Minor charge could impact your ability to find a job or housing.
Clearly it is important to have an
experienced Arlington criminal defense attorney on your side.
I have over a decade of experience defending Furnishing Liquor to a Minor
charges in Arlington and throughout Washington State. I am very familiar
with the technical defenses to these charges and, for many of
my clients , I have been able to resolve their Furnishing Liquor to a Minor cases
contact me , Arlington defense attorney
Lance R. Fryrear, for a free consultation. I am here to help.