An officer observed the defendant, who was only 20 years old, in possession of an open can of beer. The beer was identified by sight and smell and the age of the defendant was confirmed by his driver’s license. The defendant was given a citation for Possession of Alcohol by a Person under 21 Years of Age, a criminal misdemeanor.
The defendant retained Meldon Law and we were able to enroll the defendant in a deferred prosecution program. This program required the defendant to pay a minimal fee and to either make a small monetary charitable donation or complete community service hours, as well as refrain from violating any laws for four months. The defendant successfully completed the deferred prosecution program requirements and the State Attorney’s office decided to drop all charges against the defendant relating to this case.