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In California, it is against the law to sell or give alcohol to people who are under the age of twenty-one. You could be at risk for jail time, a hefty fine, a record that follows you for life, and even losing your liquor license as a business owner. Do not face these charges alone, contact Weber Law today!
California Contributing a Minor with Alcohol Charges and Penalties
What is Contributing a Minor with Alcohol?
In California, every person who sells, furnishes, gives, or causes to be sold, furnished, or given away any alcoholic beverage to any person under twenty-one years of age is guilty of contributing a minor with alcohol.
Additionally, if a person sells, furnishes, gives, or causes to be sold, furnished, or given away any alcoholic beverage to any person under twenty-one years of age, and the person under twenty-one years of age thereafter consumes the alcohol and then causes great bodily injury or death to themselves or any other person is guilty of contributing a minor with alcohol.
A place of business with an on-sale license for alcoholic beverages who permits a person under twenty-one years of age to consume any alcoholic beverage in the on-sale premises, whether or not the licensee has knowledge that the person is under twenty-one years of age is guilty of contributing a minor with alcohol.
What is the Penalty?
Contributing a minor with alcohol in the State of California is a misdemeanor which is punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000.00, and community service for at least twenty-four hours.
If a person has been charged with contributing alcohol to a minor in the past, the fine and the community service hours can be more.
A place of business who has a license to sell alcohol and is charged with selling alcohol to a minor will be issued a citation and can have their liquor license in jeopardy if it is not their first offense.
Charges that are related to supplying or selling alcohol to a minor or can even be coupled with the charge include but are not limited to:
Contributing to the delinquency of a minor
Underage drinking and driving
Minor in possession of alcohol or marijuana
Unlawful acts with a false ID
Even as a Defendant, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights, and it is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction. Do not try to fight these charges on your own—Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a contributing to a minor with alcohol charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.
What should you do if you have been charged with Contributing to a Minor with Alcohol and how can Weber Law help?
If you have been accused of contributing a minor with alcohol, let Weber Law help you today. It can be a stressful situation to have criminal charges pending and Weber Law will work for you. Let Weber Law work to have your citation dismissed or dropped to a lower offense. If that is not possible, we will negotiate the best deal for you, which could include a lesser fine.
There are potential defenses against a charge of furnishing a minor with alcohol including not knowing the drink had alcohol in it. Weber Law will look at every aspect of your case, including the minor involved, eyewitness testimonies, and even your prior criminal record. Let Weber Law build the best defense for you! A charge of furnishing a minor with alcohol on your record could potentially hurt future job offers, especially in the teaching industry, and will remain on your record for the rest of your life. Weber Law is experienced in defending these charges and getting you back to a life free of criminal charges. It is never a good idea to face these charges without an attorney. The court room can be intimidating, and you need someone with experience. Any blemish on your record can have detrimental effects on the rest of your life. Let Weber Law’s experienced attorneys fight for you in court. If you or someone you know has been accused of furnishing a minor with alcohol in the State of California, contact Weber Law today for a consultation.
CA Bus & Prof § 25658, Providing alcoholic beverages to persons under 21 years of age; prohibition; criminal punishment; law enforcement decoys; additional punishment
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