Articles Tagged with underage drinking

As a parent, you work hard to protect your children throughout their lives. Unfortunately, there may come a time when your child makes a mistake, an error in judgment, or is simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. When a child under the age of 18 is charged with a crime, they are often considered a juvenile. Juvenile crimes are similar to adult crimes, but because they are committed by a minor, the consequences and penalties are different. In some cases, a juvenile might be charged as an adult, particularly when charged with a serious crime.

J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC responds to “The person that called the police doesn’t want to press charges, can I still be prosecuted?”

Dave Pollizi and his wife noticed something unusual while at their Lake Wylie home the Sunday after Thanksgiving.  Cars were parked in the backyard of the vacant mansion next door.

Charlotte DWI Lawyer Brad Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What should I do if I have been pulled over and I have been drinking ?”

As the Kerrick trial dominates the Charlotte headlines, a different trial attracted the attention of Raleigh residents last week.  On July 27, trial commenced in an action against a Raleigh couple accused of providing alcohol to minors at a 2014 wedding.  Raleigh-based neurologist Dr. Charles Matthews, 59, and his wife, Kimberly Matthews, 52, were on trial in Wake County Superior Court, charged with four counts of aiding and abetting underage possession and consumption of alcohol.

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