Finals are over and your first year of college is complete. You and your friends worked hard and want to celebrate your accomplishment. As you go about your celebration, you should keep in mind the consequences for possessing alcohol under the age of 21. An underage possession charge is a surefire way to begin your summer on a down note.
Unless handling alcohol is a part of your job, you should not have alcohol in your possession. Virginia law highly discourages minors from handling alcohol. If you’re found in possession of alcohol before age 21, police could charge you with a Class 1 misdemeanor and possible penalties include: