High School students over 18 or college students can face criminal charges under Tennessee law for alcohol offenses.There are two laws which may be charged with different penalties..

Possession of alcohol or purchasing alcohol by someone under 21 is a Class A misdemeanor . The kicker is pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 57-3-412 (C)(i) a conviction for possession of alcohol carries a loss of your driver’s license .

Consumption of alcohol is a Class A misdemeanor as well , but it does not carry a loss of your driver’s license. Also , you can get the conviction expunged after six months .

Bottom line be careful what you are charged with and the potential consequences.