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Minor Alcohol and Tobacco Cases

​​​Minor (Under Age 21) Charged with Alcohol Violations

If you have an alcohol violation and you do not want a trial, you may plead no contest or guilty and be placed on deferred disposition (only for first offense). You will be required to do the following:

  1. Pay the state costs and a special expense fee;
  2. Complete an approved alcohol and/or drug awareness program; and
  3. Perform 8 to 40 hours of alcohol-related community service as a condition of deferred disposition; and
  4. Complete any additional requirements by the judge.

If you timely comply with the deferred disposition order, your case will be dismissed. 

IMPORTANT

Failure to comply may result in the denial or suspension of your driver's license for up to six months.

Minor (Under Age 18) Charged with Tobacco Violations

If you have a tobacco violation and you do not want a trial, you may plead no contest or guilty and the court will suspend execution of the judgment. You will be required to do the following:

  1. Pay the state costs on the date your plea is entered; and
  2. Complete an approved e-cigarette and tobacco awareness program within 90 days.

If you complete the course and timely submit a certificate of completion to the court, the judge will dismiss the case.

If you have a subsequent tobacco violation, and you do not want a trial, you will be required to repeat the process above; however, this time a conviction will be entered and a fine imposed. ​

IMPORTANT

Failure to comply may result in the denial or suspension of your driver's license for up to 180 days.


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