Teen Drinking In Your Home...
Do Your Teenager’s Friends Drink in
If so, you are
You should know...
cannot give alcohol to your children’s friends under 21 years of age — even
in your own home with their parent’s permission. Nor can you knowingly allow
anyone under 21 to remain in your home or on your property while they possess or
consume alcoholic beverages.
you do, you are breaking the law!
What this means to you...
you are convicted of providing alcohol to a person under 21 years of age, the
maximum sentence is: 6
months in jail and/or $1,000 fine
can take any alcohol, money or property (refrigerator, furniture, stereos, etc.)
used to commit any offense.
can sue you if you provide alcohol to anyone under 21 and they, in turn, damage
property or injure or kill someone.
* You may lose time and money for:
• attorney fees/lawsuits
court appearances and costs
higher insurance rates
Why do we have these laws?
drinking often leads to fights, vandalism, drunk driving and other dangerous
abuse can interfere with emotional and social growth and often leads to failure
in school. Alcohol dependency can develop rapidly for those under 21, often in
less than a year. Studies indicate parents often times do not find out
at least another year.
parents can give alcohol to their own children who are
under the age of 21. O.R.C. Section 4301.69