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Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor

Providing alcohol to someone under the legal drinking age (21) is a very bad idea. Anyone, regardless of their age, who supplies someone under the age of 21 alcohol can be charged with a misdemeanor and can be fined in excess of $3,000, depending on the circumstances. Those under 21 who engage in this conduct are NOT immune to the law. They too can be charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

If you have been arrested or cited under this law, you should consult a qualified lawyer. Doing otherwise can cause serious damage to your career future and academic future. If you would like a free and confidential consultation with a lawyer experienced in these matters, make use of the contact form below.

25658. Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor

(a) Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (c), every person who sells, furnishes, gives, or causes to be sold, furnished, or given away, any alcoholic beverage to any person under the age of 21 years is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(b) Any person under the age of 21 years who purchases any alcoholic beverage, or any person under the age of 21 years who consumes any alcoholic beverage in any on-sale premises, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(c) Any person who violates subdivision (a) by purchasing any alcoholic beverage for, or furnishing, giving, or giving away any alcoholic beverage to, a person under the age of 21 years, and the person under the age of 21 years thereafter consumes the alcohol and thereby proximately causes great bodily injury or death to himself, herself, or any other person, is guilty of a misdemeanor

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