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Is it legal for police to charge someone for underage drinking after the fact?

A friend of mine threw a hotel party. After the matter the hotel tried to charge him for underage drinking. There is no evidence of underage drinking and no police offers issued any such tickets at all. They tried to charge him for disturbing neighbors. Please tell me if any of this is legal. Can I make a lawsuit? I know my rights as a citizen and this does not seem right.

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    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    It is legal. You can file an after the fact civil suit also, if you have the $ 5000 for the retainer for the attorney. You obviously do not know your rights.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 5/19/2014
    Steve Freeborn | Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    33400 9th Avenue S. Suite 208
    Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253) 838-4477
    If there is evidence to support the charge, absolutely you can be charged after the fact.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 4/28/2014
    Nathaniel Shafer | Natty Shafer Law
    717 South 300 West, Suite B
    Salt Lake City, UT 84101
    (801) 450-2584
    Yes, if it is within the statute of limitations, the police can charge you. That does not mean a jury will convict you, however. You have some good defenses open to you. Hire a good lawyer and you have the best chance of having a favorable outcome.
    Answer Applies to: Utah - Replied: 4/28/2014
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