A Fort Myers and Sarasota Criminal Defense Lawyer from Viacava & Cantor is here to help you if you have been arrested for hosting an Open House Party in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Port Charlotte or Punta Gorda. Open House Party arrests almost exclusively occur when the police are called to a house where a party with high school students is taking place. High school students are at a very vulnerable point in their lives and criminal convictions for crimes such as possession of marijuana or underage drinking can create harmful and unnecessary roadblocks in the way of otherwise bright futures. Whenever high school children are consuming alcohol at a home the adults who own the home become vulnerable to a criminal charge regardless of whether or not they actually knew that alcohol was being consumed. An arrest for Open House Party can potentially be embarrassing to parents as others may incorrectly assume that they knowingly put minors in a dangerous position. A lawyer from Viacava & Cantor is ready to assist you so that a potentially embarrassing situation can be resolved and you can move on with your life. If you have been arrested for Open House Party contact a Fort Myers and Sarasota Criminal Defense Lawyer from Viacava & Cantor today.
Open House Party is a second degree misdemeanor. Second degree misdemeanors are punishable by a maximum of sixty days in jail. Open House Party is statutorily defined as a person allowing an open house party to take place at a residence within their control and at which alcohol or drugs are possessed or consumed by a minor and the person knows that alcohol or drugs are in the possession of or being consumed by a minor or minors and fails to take reasonable steps to prevent the possession or consumption of the alcohol or drugs.
The lawyers at the Fort Myers and Sarasota based Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor handle Open House Party cases throughout the State of Florida. The Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor is located in Fort Myers and Sarasota with close and convenient access to all other areas in Southwest Florida including Fort Myers, Sarasota, Bradenton, Naples, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva and Marco Island. Call a lawyer from Viacava & Cantor at 239-672-8934 (Fort Myers) or 941-388-7810 (Sarasota) for a free consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case.