Fienman Defense frequently handles underage alcohol charges in the area for college students cited by the local police. Recently, a 19-year-old freshman from St. Joseph’s University was charged with public drunkenness, possession of alcohol, carrying false identification and giving it to the police. Under these charges, the student was facing a six-month license suspension and repercussions from the university. Looking for answers, he turned to Philadelphia criminal defense attorney Michael Fienman.

Clearly worried about these charges on his record from a professional standpoint, Fienman eased his concerns. He represented the student in a professional and reliable manner. Ultimately, his client was found not guilty after completing community service, enrollment in a Mother’s Against Drunk Driving seminar and writing a reflective essay on the subject. Because of the not guilty verdict, the client was eligible for expungement.

** Update: An expungement petition on this matter was granted by the court. All charges as a result of the incident have been permanently expunged from the man’s record.**

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

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