When teenagers go to parties, they often go in order to see their friends and enjoy themselves. However, some parties may involve alcohol, and if individuals who are not of the legal drinking age consume alcoholic beverages, a serious situation could arise. If authorities are alerted to the situation, individuals could potentially be charged for underage drinking.
An event in Ohio recently led to four individuals being charged for underage consumption. It was reported that authorities were made aware of two individuals who were walking along the roadway after midnight. The individuals were allegedly teenagers, and the two were taken back to a party which they had reportedly been attending after authorities purportedly determined that they had been drinking.
It was reported that approximately 100 individuals were at the location of the party and that people were inside a house as well as on the street. Additional officers were called to the scene, and the party was reportedly broken up. The situation led to four individuals facing underage drinking allegations, but details on how the charges came about for each individual were not available in the report.
Facing charges can be a stressful situation for individuals of any age. If young people are accused of underage drinking, the allegations could have a considerable impact on their futures, especially if they are convicted. Therefore, the individuals charged in this alleged Ohio incident may want to find out how they may be able to handle their legal situation and possibly work toward an agreeable outcome.
Source: cleveland.com, “Large party spills into Caves Road with four underage drinking arrests: Russell Township Police Blotter”, Joan Rusek, Jan. 17, 2015