Misrepresentation of Age By Minor
One criminal offense that goes hand-in-hand with possession of a fictitious driver’s license is a misrepresentation of age. For many college students at UT Austin, Austin Community College, and other local colleges, the desire to be included in the over twenty-one crowd leads to poor decisions.
If you or someone you know was charged with misrepresenting his or her age, your education and future employment opportunities may be at risk. You will require the assistance of a criminal defense attorney who can work with you to find the best option for your circumstances.
Attorney for Misrepresentation of Age in Travis County, Texas
Obtaining a fake I.D. and using it to gain access to alcoholic beverages may seem like a common activity that many underage college students have or will do at some point; however, this offense is taken serious and is a criminal offense.
If you or a loved one was charged with misrepresentation your age for the purposes of obtaining alcohol and you live in Austin or the neighboring areas of Bee Caves, Lakeway, Lago Vista, or Pflugerville, call The Law Office of Kevin Bennett at (512) 476-4626.
At The Law Office of Kevin Bennett, criminal defense lawyer, Kevin Bennett will work with you to achieve the best result for your specific circumstances. Contact The Law Office of Kevin Bennett at (512) 476-4626 today to set up a free initial consultation.
With our office located in Travis County, we also represent individuals charged with misrepresentation of age throughout Austin.
Misrepresentation of Age Defined under §106.07
Texas Statute §106.07 states that an individual misrepresents his or her age when the following applies:
- The individual is a minor
- Who falsely states that he or she is twenty-one (21) years or older, or
- Presents a document implying that he or she is twenty-one or older
- To an individual who serves or sells alcoholic beverages.
For an individual found in violation of this statute, this individual is guilty of a class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500.
If at trial, the defendant was a minor with at least two convictions for a related offense and is not considered a child, the punishment for misrepresentation of age will be as follows:
- A maximum of 180 days in jail;
- A fine between $250 and $2,00; or
- A combination of the two.
For the purpose of this statute, “child” can be defined by as:
- An individual between the ages of ten (10) and seventeen (17); or
- An individual between the ages of seventeen (17) and eighteen (18) who was committed acts, prior to reaching the age of seventeen (17), which showed a need for supervision.
Substance Abuse and Addiction- Visit the Substance Abuse section of the Travis County Sheriff site for more information on substance abuse and addiction. This website provides resources for various treatment programs. Also, find more information on what to look for when determining addiction.
Juvenile Court- Visit the Juvenile Court Department page on the Travis County website for more information on juvenile charges against minors. This website provides contact information for courts throughout Travis County. Also, find more information on court fees.
Find a Lawyer for Misrepresentation of Age in Austin, Texas
Young adults make mistakes, but here at The Law Office of Kevin Bennett, we believe that these mistakes should not dictate their trajectory in life. Everyone deserves a second chance, and Kevin Bennett can help you work towards achieving it.
If you live in Austin or the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Lago Vista, Pflugerville, and Bee Caves and were charged with misrepresenting your age, call The Law Office of Kevin Bennett at (512) 476-4626 to schedule your free consultation with a criminal defense attorney.
Our offices are located in the heart of Austin, Texas and are also currently accepting clients with cases in Travis County.