Did you receive a drinking ticket at a concert in Raleigh at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek recently? You probably aren’t alone. North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) agents often patrol Walnut Creek Amphitheatre for underage drinkers. In North Carolina, NCGS 18B-302 dictates that anyone under the age of 21 is forbidden from consuming any alcoholic beverage. Furthermore, it is illegal to use a fake I.D. to purchase alcohol, and also illegal to buy alcohol for a person under 21.
If you received a drinking ticket in Wake County, the officer should have written your court date on the citation. You must attend that court date if you have not hired an attorney. If you have hired an attorney, your attorney will advise as to whether you need to appear in court. Your attorney should also present what options will likely be available to you, although the Assistant District Attorney ultimately decides if a plea or deferral will be accepted. You may be required to take alcohol education classes as a condition of a plea or dismissal.
In some cases, an attorney can even attend court for you with you having to appear. If you have received a drinking ticket in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, or the remainder of Wake County, contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at (919) 585-1486 for a free consultation of your charges. Our office is located in Cary, NC, on Weston Parkway. Attorneys Wiley Nickel (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kristi Haddock (email@example.com) can advise you as what the best course of action is to mitigate your punishment and costs.