Minor Drug and Alcohol Violations

You Need an Attorney to Fight Your Drug & Alcohol Related Charges

If you’re facing drug and alcohol related charges in Middle Tennessee, contact Lords & Cate to discuss your case.

Though these are considered minor drug and alcohol violations, they can still have serious consequences. Let us develop a defense for your case.

Drug Free Youth Act Offenses (Ages 13 – 17) T.C.A. 55-10-701

  • License suspension for 1 year or until person reaches age 17, whichever longer for 1st offense & may apply to court for early withdrawal of suspension after serving 90 days
  • License suspension of 2 years or until person reaches age 18, whichever longer for 2nd offense & may apply to court for early withdrawal of suspension after serving 1 year
  • Restricted license can be issued on 1st offense at court discretion, however, on 2nd offense must serve one year of suspension before eligible for restricted

Underage Possession of Alcohol (Age 18 -21) T.C.A. 57-5-301

  • License suspension for 1 year or until person reaches age 17, whichever longer for 1st offense & may apply to court for early withdrawal of suspension after serving 90 days
  • License suspension of 2 years or until person reaches age 18, whichever longer for 2nd offense & may apply to court for early withdrawal of suspension after serving 1 year
  • Restricted license can be issued on 1st offense at court discretion, however, on 2nd offense must serve one year of suspension before eligible for restricted

Driving While Impaired (Age 16 – 20) T.C.A 55-10-415

  • License revocation for 1 year/No provision for restricted license
  • $250 fine
  • Court may impose public service work