Not Guilty Verdict Win
Steven Knecht successfully obtained a not guilty verdict for a client on a charge of Encouraging, Aiding or Inducing Minor to Possess Alcohol.
The client was a 21 year old college student that had his 20 year old fraternity brother drive him to a liquor store. The court found that after purchasing the alcoholic beverages, the client placed the box containing the alcohol in the back seat of the motor vehicle directly behind the passenger seat and out of reach from the under aged driver. The court found that it was clearly not the intent of the client to give possession of the alcohol to the minor and at no time did the minor consume, use or possess the alcohol. The court found the client not guilty.
Congratulations to Steve on another successful outcome.