Charges: Possession of Alcohol by a Person Under 21 Years of Age


The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case.

A Gainesville Police Department officer observed the defendant holding a “solo” style cup containing vodka. The contents had the smell and consistency of an alcoholic beverage. The defendant was 20 years old at the time of the offense and was less than one month away from turning 21 years old. 

The defendant retained Meldon Law and we were able to enroll the defendant in the deferred prosecution program. This program established special conditions that, if satisfied within four months, would result in a dismissal of the charges against the defendant. Those conditions included charitable donations and completion of community service. The defendant was able to complete the requirements in the deferred prosecution agreement and the State dismissed all charges in this matter.