- No one cannot give alcohol to anyone under the age of 21 under any circumstance, even in your own residence, even with their parent’s permission unless they are visibly present.
- Youths hosting parties can be charged same as adults for providing alcohol to other youth.
- You cannot knowingly allow a person under 21, other than your own child, to remain in your home or on your property while consuming or possessing alcohol.
- If it is your house . . . . . it is your responsibility.
If the police finds you providing alcohol to a minor:
- You could face a sentence of up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
- You could find your driver’s license suspended for 6 months.
- And … You can be sued if you give alcohol to anyone under age 21 and they, in turn, hurt someone, hurt themselves, or damage property.
Make the right decision ….. this is what you can do:
- Refuse to supply alcohol to youth.
- Ensure there is adequate supervision for parties where youth will be attending. Then keep a watchful eye.
- Don’t allow alcohol to be brought into your home or onto your property by underage youth.
- Speak with other adults about not providing alcohol at events youth will be attending. Your home, your party, your problem.
- Finally, design alcohol-free events and activities in your home so youth.