I have a couple of questions that would greatly be apprectiated if somebody can answer them with as much detail as possible.

My friend (age 18) was recently given a misdemeanor for underage consumption in Tn, the cop asked him if he had be drinking and he replied with only a couple beers. He was never given the breath analyzer test. He has never gotten in trouble with the law before and was wondering if he should look into getting a attorney or what to plea in court to see if he can keep it off his record if possible. He is also a full time college student and athlete.

If not what are the penalties that can be giving to him? From the minimum to the maximum punishments.

Thank you