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Minor in possession of alcohol - need to take alcohol class
Posted by: td89 ()
Date: December 29, 2009 04:46PM

I was charged with a minor in possession of alcohol in Maryland, but I am a Virginia resident. I went to the district court in Howard County, Maryland, and was given 12 hours of community service and 12 hours of an alcohol class.

My question is this, it seems the judge said that if I take the class in the state I am a resident of (virginia) I may be able to later get the MIP of Alcohol charge expunged. Here are my questions:

1. Is the above true?
2. If yes, I should take the class in Virginia. Any recommendations on where to take the class here in Northern Virginia?
3. Also, in court they said I would need 12 hours of community service and 12 hours of an alcohol class. However, it just says 12 Hours SAO DIV. I'm guessing the SAO stands for State Attorneys Office. Otherwise, there is no information on if I need both classes and community service or just one or the other. Anyone have any experience with this?

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Re: Minor in possession of alcohol - need to take alcohol class
Posted by: I'm no Lawyer ()
Date: December 29, 2009 07:11PM

I'm no lawyer, but I play one on TV.

If you live in VA and were sentenced in MD., I'd try to keep everything in MD.

For best results, consult an attorney.

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Re: Minor in possession of alcohol - need to take alcohol class
Posted by: keep it in murderland ()
Date: December 29, 2009 07:19PM

def keep it in md...it's not that far a drive from NOVA and worth it. If you do it in VA and ever get a DWI in the future, they will have record of you in ASAP and they will refer you to ADS as a second timer...you do not want ADS (i.e. probation officer/counselor).

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Re: Minor in possession of alcohol - need to take alcohol class
Date: December 29, 2009 08:32PM

Work camp for you!

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Re: Minor in possession of alcohol - need to take alcohol class
Date: December 30, 2009 04:05PM

We offer a 12 hour online alcohol and drug awareness class that will likely meet your needs. Registration can be found here: https://www.alcoholdrugclass.com/Registration/All.aspx

Alcohol Drug Class
www.alcoholdrugclass.com

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Re: Minor in possession of alcohol - need to take alcohol class
Posted by: been there ()
Date: January 01, 2010 05:36PM

Oh my god, definitely KEEP IT COMPARTMENTALISED IN MARYLAND. Since it's basically a chickenshit charge anyway, keep it all in Maryland and there's every chance that it will never surface again.

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Re: Minor in possession of alcohol - need to take alcohol class
Posted by: boredom ()
Date: January 01, 2010 05:52PM

Talk to a lawyer. You don't need to hire one long-term, but you should talk with one.

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Re: Minor in possession of alcohol - need to take alcohol class
Posted by: © ()
Date: January 01, 2010 09:40PM

yeah consult a lawyer. Prolly wont costyou a dime.

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