Can I still be Charged with Underage Drinking If I Didn’t Blow

One of the more common questions my firm receives from our university clients is whether the courts can move forward with criminal charges even though they didn’t blow into the police officer’s portable breath test. Because a breathalyzer is one of many tools a police officer can use to develop probable cause to arrest or cite for underage drinking, a suspect doesn’t necessarily have to blow into an officer’s breathalyzer.