Underage Drinking

Don’t let one mistake get you off track. We are here to help.

Our Underage Drinking Lawyers Are Here To Help


One drink can cause a lifetime of consequences. Don’t make the mistake of handling your case alone. 

Underage drinking charges can result in suspension from school, heavy court costs and fines, community service, loss of driving privileges, increased auto insurance rates, and be red flags during job and school applications.

When facing an underage drinking charge in North Carolina, it’s natural to feel anxious and unsure about how to proceed. At Minick Law, our goal is to make the court process transparent, so that when we step into the courtroom you know what to expect.



How Can We Help?

Underage Drinking Defense


Our Underage Drinking Defense Process

At Minick Law, we will sit down with you, analyze your situation, and determine what is necessary to achieve the best possible outcome on your underage drinking citation. Many times having your case dismissed and expunged (i.e. permanently removed) from your criminal record is a real possibility and there may be many avenues for producing this result.

Many people charge with underage drinking can go through deferred prosecution, an agreement with the state to have charges dismissed. This agreement might include: avoiding further criminal citations for some period of time, community service, an alcohol assessment and treatment, or other requirements depending on the circumstances of your charge and the particular county you are charged in. Some of the relevant circumstances of your underage drinking charge that a District Attorney would consider in setting the terms of a dismissal agreement include:

  • Your prior record
  • Your age
  • Whether you were charged with a larger group of people (ex. house party)
  • Your state of residence
  • Whether driving was involved



The Consequences of Underage Drinking

At Minick Law, P.C., we aim to make the consequences and remedies of an underage drinking charge clear to you.

James Minick Speaks with Buncombe TV on Consequences of Underage Drinking

Learn more about the criminal, financial, driving, time, and life consequences of an underage drinking charge by watching James Minick’s talk: The Most Expensive Drink of My Life

wonderful experience

I had a wonderful experience with the staff at Minick Law, and was pleased with the work that James Minick himself did on my behalf. He not only worked before and during my case, but helped guide and assist me two years afterwards. He's a good man, but also highly intelligent and he knows how the legal system works.

Jessica Allison


Attorney Minick and his staff are professional, knowledgeable, courteous, and efficient. All questions were answered in a timely, respectful, and friendly manner. The firm's attorneys are devoted and their areas of expertise are far-ranging. This firm is top-notch!

William Riddle

knows how to get the job done!

This Law Firm really knows how to get the job done! What a wonderful and pleasant experience knowing and trusting that they would help me out in my time of need. All the attorney's here are very professional and easy to deal with. I highly recommend The Minick Law Firm for any of your needs. Thank you!

Patrick Cusack

best described as excellent

My experience with Minick Law can be best described as excellent. I received optimum results in my case with much attentiveness to my questions and concerns. From my attorney...to the office staff, I can only say thank you, and job well done!

Kelly Amundsen

exceeds the expectations of a law firm

Minick Law exceeds the expectations of a law firm and demonstrates many outstanding professional qualities. Of these qualities, three really stand out: high level expertise, honesty, and excellent communication. Thank you all for your superior work!

Eric Reitzel

highly recommend

The manner with which [Minick Law] handled our situation was very professional. They saw that all questions were answered and we were at ease with what would occur. I would highly recommend Minick Law Group to anyone needing their services.

Jill Varney

The testimonials and endorsements listed do not reflect all of the feedback the firm has received. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its individual merits. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top DUI Attorneys in the United States

James Minick is the co-author of A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top DUI Attorneys in the United States. This is meant to be a guidebook for anyone facing a DWI charge and its consequences.

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