Q: I recently failed a carding compliance check at the gas station I work at.
Let me start by saying this is my first violation for anything like this.I asked the guy for his ID and he ignored and said this is it, I had a line and just wanted to have the transaction done with and not start an argument over his ID, so I just let it slide. (I know dumb on my part, but I just got over worried about other people getting impatient) Officer comes in a few minutes later informs me I sold to a minor and takes me to the back room. He takes all of my information and tells me he will write a report and send it to a separate team? To look at the situation and decide what to do. What would any possible punishments for this be?
A: This is a criminal offense. You could face jail time, community service, probation, and fines and fees. A lawyer may be able to help you keep this off your record and minimize the consequences.
A: In most instances, a violation of Minnesota Statutes Section 340A.503, subd. 2 (1) "to sell, barter, furnish, or give alcoholic beverages to a person under 21 years of age" is a misdemeanor crime. The maximum punishment for a misdemeanor is 90 days jail and $1,000 fine. But most will get zero jail. The real penalty for most would be a criminal conviction record, which could harm future employment, rental and other opportunities. To best avoid that, retain me or another experienced criminal defense attorney.
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