An open house party criminal charge can cause an arrested person many problems. The majority of the time, these charges arise out of college parties or house parties when a minor's or juvenile's parents go out of town. However, if you are a student at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, this criminal charge or arrest can cause serious problems and result in your being expelled from school. Because it is a criminal charge, it also means that you now have a criminal history or criminal record. You need an aggressive attorney to assist you in these cases to make sure your future employment is not hindered by this arrest. How will a future employer look at this behavior when deciding whether to hire you for the job of your dreams? Especially when that job requires you to go out of town for business and socialize with clients.
You may qualify for a diversion program that would result in this criminal charged being dropped and your criminal record clean. Call now and speak to me about this possible outcome to your criminal open house party charge.
An open house party charge happens when a person having control of any residence allows an open house party to take place at the residence. If any alcoholic beverage or drug is possessed or consumed at the residence by a minor where the person fails to take reasonable steps to prevent the possession or consumption of the alcoholic beverage or drug. The person charged with the crime of open house party must know that an alcoholic beverage or drug is in the possession of or being consumed by a minor at the residence. However, you must remember to use common sense and look at circumstantial evidence when using "knowledge" as a defense to the crime.
"Minor" means an individual not legally permitted by reason of age to possess alcoholic beverages.
"Open house party" means a social gathering at a residence.
Any person who violates this criminal law commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable by up to 60 days in jail or 6 months probation. A person who violates the open house party law, a second or subsequent time commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable by up to a year in jail or 12 months probation.
If a violation of the open house party law results in or causes or contributes to causing serious bodily injury, or death to the minor, or if the minor causes or contributes to causing serious bodily injury or death to another as a result of the minor’s consumption of alcohol or drugs at the open house party, the violation is also a 1st degree misdemeanor.
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