I recently represented a local college student in a Berks County, PA facing a second charge of underage drinking. A conviction on such a summary offense would result in PENNDOT suspending her license to operate a motor vehicle for one year, among other things. Since we were unable to get the result we were looking for at the District Court level, we had to get creative.

We filed a summary appeal to the Court of Common Pleas in Reading and began negotiations. We secured a stay of the imposition of suspension by filing the necessary documents with PENNDOT. In the end, we were able to win a reduction in charge ensuring my client would not suffer a license suspension.

Our firm regularly represents Berks County students at Kutztown University, PSU-Berks, Alvernia and Albright charged with every variety of criminal or summary offenses. We understand the importance of maintaining a clean record as students get ready to embark on their chosen careers. If you are facing a Berks County underage drinking citation or other alcohol or drug related offense, call our firm today to schedule a free consultation. We are always glad to accomodate out of area parents or family members through telephone consultations or email correspondence.