RI Criminal Defense Lawyer James E. Smith today announces dismissal of an alcohol related offense. Client was stopped by the police for allegedly having an unlit license plate light. Client was twenty years old at the time and was carrying a twenty one year old passenger. The passenger had just LEGALLY purchased a twelve pack of beer.
Client was charged with transporting alcohol by a minor. Yes, believe it or not, that’s against the law in Rhode Island unless you fit within one of the statute’s exceptions.