2016-MM-1848

Alcohol-related Offenses Leon County Dismissed

Misdemeanor Case

  • Charges: Possession of Liquor by a Person Under 21
  • Result: Dismissed

Charges

  • Count 1 – Possession of Liquor by a Person Under 21

Facts

Our client was assisting a friend unload his vehicle. Since she was under 21, her over 21 year old friend had to carry a box of alcohol into the house. Our client grabbed her friend’s Tervis tumbler to take inside as a FSU police officer approached. The police officer questioned her about the cup, which had her friend’s fraternity logo on it, and it was found to contain alcohol. Our client told the officer that she had no idea there was alcohol in the cup. She was arrested for possession of alcohol by a person under 21 years of age.

Outcome

  • Count 1 – Charges dismissed after the State agreed our client should not be prosecuted.