A student at the University of Dayton became frightened and nervous when approached by a police officer one night and asked about his age. The individual lied, saying that he was older then he actually was, and attempted to run from the police officer during the confrontation. As a result, the student was arrested and charged with obstructing official business, underage sale, and resisting arrest.
The underage sale was an alcohol charge. The individual lied about his age in order to avoid being charged with underage drinking. As a result of his actions, he faced a possible $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail. The police take obstruction of justice seriously, and do not tolerate students who lie to them.
Thankfully, this student hired Gounaris Abboud to tackle his case. We were able to negotiate with the City of Dayton prosecuting attorney on the case, and convince them to withdraw and dismiss all of the charges on the case. In exchange, the defendant was required to complete a six hour alcohol education program. This was the only penalty that he suffered for the offense, and he was never formally convicted of any of his charges. This means that the charges did not stay on his record, and he was able to continue his studies at the University of Dayton without any interruption for jail.
If you are University of Dayton student that is accused of underage sale, obstruction of justice, or resisting arrest, you will want a Dayton defense attorney from our team to help you. We understand that individuals may do things that they regret when they are nervous. Instead of intentionally obstructing justice, you may have lied out of fear, or out of genuine confusion. If you need assistance, you can trust a lawyer at our firm to assist you. Hire us today!