My question involves criminal law for the state of: Pennsylvania
My 18 year old son was with some friends about 8 weeks ago. He and others apparently had a little alcohol to drink, but the driver did not. All were underage. They were pulled over and the policeman supposedly gave him a breathalyzer, but we don't know what the reading was, then called us to ask if he could send my son home with his friend who wasn't drinkng.
The boys were told that if they are charged with anything, it will be disorderly conduct. One mother called the police to ask and was told at the time that the police have 70 some odd days to charge them and if their names weren't in the paper at the time she called, they probably wouldn't be. We haven't heard anything since that night until today, their names all appear in the police log in the local paper that they were charged with Underage Drinking.
Is this the normal procedure? Will we now receive a fine in the mail or what happens? Will his license be suspended? Would it be out of line for me to call and ask the breathalizer reading and the circumstances surrounding that night?
This is all new to us. Thanks for any help in letting us know what to expect.