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Toms River NJ Underage Alcohol Possession & Drinking Attorney

Former Toms River Prosecutor Matthew Dorry Is Ready To Defend Your Underage Possession of Alcohol or Underage Drinking OffenseIf you were charged with underage possession or consumption of alcohol in Toms River New Jersey, you have landed in the right place. Our firm, Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, has vast experience handling Toms River underage drinking and related offenses including fake ID charges. The attorneys on our staff have been appearing in Toms River on disorderly persons offenses like possession of alcohol underage for decades and even includes Matthew Dorry, a former prosecutor in the municipality. A lawyer on our team is prepared to review the facts of your case and to evaluate what we can do to help you avert a conviction. You should know that the track record of our lawyers is to secure a downgrade to a non-criminal offense (i.e. ordinance violation) in almost all Toms River cases involving allegations of underage drinking and alcohol possession. An attorney is available 24/7 by contacting our Toms River Office at 732-286-6500.Fake Id Offense in Toms River New Jersey

There are several ways that an individual can face a fake Id offense in Toms River under N.J.S.A. 2C:21-2.1. This charge applies to a driver's license, birth certificate, passport or other government document that is customarily used to verify identity, age or other personal information. It is a third degree crime to knowingly display or present a forged, fake or fraudulent document of this nature. Possession of a fake driver's license or other official identification is a fourth degree crime. The prosecutor in Toms River must establish the following elements in order to convict someone of this offense: (1) the item offered or possessed was a driver's license or other government document used to verify someone's identity, age or personal information; (2) it was forged, fake or otherwise fraudulent; (3) the accused exhibited, presented, displayed or possessed the document; (4) he/she knew that the driver's license or other form of identification was fake; and (5) the document was being used for something other than to purchase or consume alcohol by someone under legal drinking age.

Possession or Use of a Fake ID To Purchase Alcoholic BeveragesN.J.S.A. 33:1-81 makes it a disorderly persons offense for an individual under legal drinking age to misrepresent his/her age in order to: (1) gain entry into premises where alcohol is served for the purpose of purchasing, consuming or being served underage; or (2) purchase alcohol. The penalties for this violation include a maximum fine of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 and up to 6 months in jail. The municipal court in Toms River may also impose a driver's license suspension of 6 months, as well as require the defendant to undergo a period of alcohol education or treatment. Underage Drinking & Alcohol Possession Lawyer

Underage drinking is illegal despite being commonplace in Toms River and other municipalities. The same holds true for possession of alcohol by those under legal drinking age of twenty-one (21) years old. A plea or finding of guilt results in a criminal record and the penalties previously set forth. It is therefore in your best interests to seek counsel from a knowledgeable lawyer. The attorneys that make up our eight member defense team have the qualifications you are looking for as former prosecutors in Toms River who possess over 100 years of combined experience. Call 732-286-6500 to speak to an attorney at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall immediately. Lawyers are available to assist you 24/7.

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