In the state of California, it is illegal for someone over the age of 21 to sell or provide any alcoholic beverage to someone under the age of 21. It is also illegal for someone under the age of 21 to purchase or consume an alcoholic beverage where alcohol is sold.
The law applies to both the people who furnish the alcohol to the minor, as well as to the minors who purchase, possess or consume the alcohol. If convicted, the penalty carries up to 6 months in county jail, as well as the possible loss of license for the business or establishment where the alcohol was furnished.
There are several legal defenses an attorney can use to defend against these charges. If you have been charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor, do not hesitate to contact the law office of H. Charles Gorian. We have years of experience fighting such charges and we know the California laws that affect your situation. Our law firm has helped men and women throughout Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and San Diego County, and we may be able to help you.
One phone call could be the difference between harsh criminal penalties and freedom. Call our lawyer today for a free, no-risk, no-obligation case evaluation.