Alcohol Laws & Enforcement

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 14:30

 

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Definitions

Minor Anyone under 21 years of age
Gross Misdemeanor   Crime punishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or a $5,000 fine
Misdemeanor Crime punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine 
Infraction Offense punishable only by fine, not incarceration


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Resources & More Information

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibilty has a number of great resources available through their webpage, including tips for discussing alcohol with children of all ages, impaired driving information, and more.  The "Virtual Bar" is a new tool that can help you to better understand how different factors, including food, water, and other variables, can affect your blood-alcohol concentration (BAC).