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Know the Risks; Know the Law.

Giving alcohol to those less than 21 years of age is a Class A misdemeanor, just one degree below a felony. The punishment for this offense includes fines up to $4,000 and a year in jail for each charge in addition to an automatic 180-day suspension of the violator’s driver’s license which is not up to the discretion of a judge or prosecutor. Regardless of the circumstances, the act is a crime and local law enforcement and district attorneys’ offices are stepping up efforts to arrest and prosecute offenders.

   Laws and Regulations on Providing Alcohol to Minors

Further information about providing alcohol to minors and underage drinking:

   Minors & Alcohol; Understanding the Law

   Zero Tolerance Law

   Controlled Party Dispersal Training

   Social Host Issue Brief

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