Mixing Minors and Alcohol

Everyone loves to have all of their friends included in the action; however, it is still illegal for anyone under 21 to buy, possess, or consume alcoholic beverages. Here are some of the consequences when mixing alcohol and anyone under 21.

If you Provide Alcohol to Someone Who is Under 21

  • $1,000 fine and at least 24 hours of community service
  • If the intoxicated person under 21 causes great bodily injury or death to the person under 21 or another person, the person who provided alcohol faces 6 - 12 months in jail and potentially a $1,000 fine.

If You Are Under 21 and …

  • Alcohol Magically Appears in Your Hand
    • First Offense: $250 fine and/or 24-32 hours of community service
    • Second Offense: Up to $500 fine and/or 36-48 hours of community service
  • You Try to Buy Alcohol at Your Local Liquor Store
    • First offense: Up to $250 fine and/or 24-32 hours of community service
    • Second Offense: Up to $500 fine and/or 36-48 hours of community service
  • You Purchase and/or Drink Alcohol
    • First offense: $250 fine and/or 24-32 hours of community service
    • Second offense: $500 fine and/or 36-48 hours of community service
  • You Decide to Enjoy the Bar Scene
    • $200 - $1000 fine and/or six months in jail
  • You Use a Fake ID (These include altered, borrowed, stolen or counterfeit identification, or using false birth documents)
    • First offense: Minimum $250 fine, 24 - 32 hours of community service and/or 6 months in jail
    • Second offense: Up to a $1,000 fine and/or 36-48 hours of community service