My question involves criminal law for the state of: Maryland and Virginia
My 18 y/o was recently charged with possession of alcohol. This incident occurred at a beach house in a resort area. The cops seemed to be targeted various group homes and insisted on entered the house (the kids were on the porch). As stated on the citation, one 22 oz bottle of Heinekin was found, opened, sitting on a counter. This was apparently left over garbage from the night before. My son has been at this house for about an hour. Nine people were cited on this one bottle.
Now he has to go to a trial in Maryland with a maximum fine of $500.00.
I'd like to know, if anyone knows, how these things usually go in Maryland if you are a non-resident. Also, is there any type of reciprocity between the two states. Even though this does not involve a vehicle, does it get reported to the Virginia DMV?