Alcohol Laws & Enforcement

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015 16:14


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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


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.  For information about addiction on college campuses, including risk factors, statistics, Greek Life factors, and more, check out the Guidebook to Addiction on College Campuses. 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).