Illegal consumption can be a very tough criminal charge in the state of Illinois. What many minors don’t know is that you don’t have to be intoxicated to be charged with illegal consumption — a positive breathalyzer test is all that is needed. If you are a minor, you can be charged with illegal consumption simply for having it in your possession, which could result in losing your driver’s license even if no vehicle is involved.
Needless to say, there are different degrees of illegal consumption, and a qualified criminal attorney can assist you in minimizing the impact of an illegal consumption charge depending on your situation. Do not be fooled into thinking that this is a minor charge — being arrested, fingerprinted, being assigned court supervision, and the loss of your license are all very serious consequences that can have a detrimental effect on your reputation, education, and employment.
David B. Franks can assist you with a charge of illegal consumption. His years of experience as a former McHenry County and Cook County prosecutor give him valuable insight into how the criminal justice system works in the state of Illinois and make him a valuable ally to have on your side while fighting criminal charges. Call David B. Franks today, at 847.854.7700, to schedule an appointment to review and evaluate your case.