SIMILAR PERSONAL experience **READ**
well yeah i have also met cops that where cool and would just let you go but for some reason lately i have been getting the cops that are jsut stuck up. i just dont wanna really lose my liscence. caseu then i cant ride my bike. but on a brighter note the cops for somereason called my parents. y i dont know cause im 20 but my mom talked to the cop and now the cop is saying we all had a beer in our hand which is total BS so i think im just gonna go with guilty casue this guy is gonna make it a pain in the arse. now about the good part, the violation will NOT affect my insurance and it will NOT go on my record. so that is y i dont think im gonna fight it. but i will try and reschedule court dates if i have to go to try and get the cop not to show. lol
Ok I will state my experience now...
When I was 20 only 2 months from being 21. I had my annual huge party at my parents house while they were on vacation. All my friends for the most part were older or already 21. My little brothers friends showed up to the party which they were 16 or 17. Everyone was drunk having a good time playing cards out on the screened in porch, or jamming to loud music inside.
Next thing I know is I see about 10 cops swarming up the road with their lights turned off, and I am thinking OH $HIT!! people are trying to scatter everywhere, hiding the minors and so forth...well the cops walk in and bust the party, search the parameter inside and outside. I got naked beotches in the whirl pool upstairs..so my best friend and his girl didn't know the party got busted..LMFAO the state trooper bangs on the door and my friend said F OFF, then the state trooper said ioen the door or I'm busting it down. he said F off again and quit messin around, then he stated his authority trooper Broiles badge # blah blah blah, so my friend apparently got out of the whirl pool, and the trooper wouldn't let his g/f or him get a towel LMMFAO!! they had to stand there naked.
Everyone got a breathalizer. When it came for the two in the whirl pool to have theirs the trooper said ok naked boy its your turn, then ok naked girl its your turn...LMMFAO
this is the crazy part.
All my friends that were 21 and over were charged with "distributing alchohol to a minor" I was charged with "distributing alcohol to a minor, AND drinking under age" just because it was MY house!
As far as all the minors at the party...their parents were called to either come get them or they had to stay the night.
I recieved a citation with these charges on it, it was not a payable fine either, the Must appear in court box was checked. I and all my friends appeared in court we didn't try to fight it, we just plead guilty. Now 2 of my friends hired attorney's and they got out of it...however they paid almost $600 a piece to get out of it. My friends paid I think $120.00 or so in fines..I paid like $220.00 or so since I had 2 charges.
This state trooper that lived behind me always hated me, so he was just looking for an excuse to bust me on something..well he got his chance.
I am stuck with these 2 charges on my record..everytime I have a background check done these 2 charges always show up. I have to wait 5 years from the date it happend to try and get this expunged from my record. I will have to convince a county judge why I need this removed off my record, and he/she will make their ruleing.
So ZX i'm not sure how PA handles your situation but mine is very similar to yours. I got screwed I will have my chance next year to get these charges expunged off my record since I will be 25. Honestly I don't think these charges have ever really stopped me from getting a job or anything else, I always have to explain myself first when I am questioned about it tho.
I wish you luck on the situation tho. :luck: