No. 81-80.

632 P.2d 325 (1981)

EDWARD C., Guardian Ad Litem of William E., a Minor, Petitioner and Appellant, v. David J. COLLINGS, Sheriff of Powell County, Montana, Respondent and Respondent.

Supreme Court of Montana.

Decided August 5, 1981.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

McCaffery & Peterson, Butte, for petitioner and appellant.

Ted L. Mizner, County Atty., Deer Lodge, for respondent and respondent.

MORRISON, Justice.

Edward C. petitioned for a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of his minor son, William E. The petition stemmed from an order of the Justice Court, Powell County, finding William guilty of illegal possession of alcohol and sentencing him to a $50 fine and ten days in the Powell County jail.

William is a 17-year-old minor who lives in Deer Lodge, Montana. On January 30, 1981, he was arrested for illegal...

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