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If a minor is caught in possession of alcohol, or in some states even caught being intoxicated, they may be ticketed for it. The language varies from state to state, and can be called a ticket for either a minor in possession, minor in consumption, possession of alcohol under the legal age or a similar offense. The punishment also varies depending on the charge, but is often prosecuted as a misdemeanor and can result in fines, community service, or even loss of one's driver's license. Underage drinking is a serious offense and, if convicted of a misdemeanor, it will most likely go on your permanent record.To find out more about the implications of an underage alcohol offense, contact a criminal defense attorney in your area today.