Business and Professions Code section 25658(a), Selling Alcohol to a Minor Under 21, Office Hearing Granted! No Filing! No Jail!

Our client was cited for violating Business and Professions Code section 25658(a), Selling Alcohol to a Minor Under 21. Our client was employed as a cashier clerk at a liquor store and was cited for violating the misdemeanor statute after selling alcohol to a minor decoy.

Prior to the arraignment date given to our client at the time of the citation, we provided the prosecution with a mitigation package requesting an office hearing for this matter. In the mitigation package we detailed our client’s education history, his recent immigration from India, his young age, the fact that he has no priors, and medical documentation showing that he had been previously attacked and bitten by a customer at the store prior to this incident.

After sending the mitigation package, the city attorney’s office granted our client an office hearing. At the office hearing our client acknowledged that he will now check identification of all customers and the city attorney’s office stated that they will not pursue filing charges for this incident.

This is a great result that will protect our client’s education and employment future!

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