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 23.5fl oz can of Four Loko (an energy drink with alcoholic content). The beverage was identified by sight, smell, and label, and the defendant was identified by her Driver’s License.  

The defendant retained Meldon Law to assist with this misdemeanor charge. We were able to negotiate with the State Attorney’s office and secure the defendant’s enrollment in a deferred prosecution program. In this program, the defendant was given four months to complete tasks that included charitable donations and volunteering in the community. The State Attorney’s office agreed to dismiss the charges if the defendant successfully completes the program. The defendant was able to successfully complete the deferred prosecution program requirements and the State Attorney’s office dismissed the charges.