Underage Drinking and Disorderly Conduct Summary Offenses at First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA

Underage Drinking, Public Drunkenness and Disorderly Conduct Summary Offenses at KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA

Thousands of concertgoers attend summer concerts at the KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA. Young people generally minding their own business may find themselves cited with various summary offenses including, Underage Drinking, Public Drunkenness, Disorderly Conduct or Possession of a Fake ID.

How local law enforcement targets underage drinkers at the KeyBank Pavilion

Before you go to the KeyBank Pavilion, you should know how local law enforcement typically patrol the area. Typically, members of the Hanover Township Police Department who are not dressed in uniform will walk through tailgates and detain anyone who looks to be underage. Their goal is to issue as many citations as possible to generate revenue for the borough.

Undercover officers will typically approach groups of underage tailgaters to ask about whether or not you have been drinking or are in possession of alcohol. If they observe alcohol in plain sight, they will typically charge every underage tailgate participant with underage drinking, even if there is no direct evidence of consumption or possession of alcohol.

Who hears my case?

If you receive a non-traffic citation, and enter a not guilty plea, your case will be scheduled before the Honorable Gary Havelka in Washington County. His office is located at 2038 Smith Township State Road, Suite #3, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania 15021. His phone number is 724-947-5492 and fax number is 724-947-5523.

What should I do if I’m looking to avoid a criminal conviction from an incident occurring at the KeyBank Pavilion?

If you are charged with a summary offense out of the KeyBank Pavilion, contact the Zuckerman Law Firm at 412-447-5580. Our attorneys have been able to do the following for our clients:

  1. Enter a not guilty plea on behalf of the client by faxing paperwork directly to the court. This saves our clients from the time and expense of mailing back the citation with collateral payments.

  2. Waive our client’s appearance in court on cases where their testimony is not essential to a defense. This helps our in-state and out-of-state clients avoid having to miss work or school to attend court;

  3. Resolve cases with non-crimes code violations, helping clients to avoid convictions for underage drinking, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and possession of a fake ID.

  4. Reducing overall fines and court costs.

For a free consultation, contact our office today.