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Underage Drinking Dangers

Most people are familiar with the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol; however, they may fail to realize that any legal as well as health complications caused by consuming large quantities of alcohol may be worse for minors. Thus, there are strict laws in place to restrict those under 21 from partaking in alcoholic beverages. Minors that are found with alcohol in their systems may face serious legal penalties as a result of their intoxication.

If you or someone you love is facing an alcohol-related charge as a minor, it is important that you seek legal representation immediately. Contact the Raleigh under 21 DWI defense lawyers at the Law Office of Jim Black at 919-600-4609 for information about your rights today.

How Alcohol Affects Minors

Because the body and mind of youth are still developing, any chemical substances that are present for an extended period of time may have a negative effect on the health and well-being of the minor. Some of the dangers associated with underage drinking include:

  • Confusion regarding their abilities to drive without endangering the well-being of others
  • Detrimental effects on brain development and a general slowing of the individual’s mental functions
  • Creation of unhealthy drinking habits and other alcohol dependencies

Unfortunately, potential health concerns are not the only dangers of underage drinking. Minors can also be charged with under 21 DWI in addition to minor in possession (MIP) and other crimes.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love is handling alcohol-related charges as a minor or an adult, the Raleigh DWI defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Jim Black are prepared to help. Contact us today at 919-600-4609 to discuss your case with a knowledgeable member of our legal team.


"Jim, I just wanted to thank you again for everything you did for me. I am very happy about the outcome and would recommend you to anyone and everyone who has a DUI case. Two things that stuck out the most is your patience and honesty, you wanted the best for me and that was obvious."

The Law Office of Jim Black

5 West Hargett Street #310
Raleigh, NC 27601

Phone: (919) 600-4609
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