- UNLAWFULLY DEALING WITH A CHILD: It is unlawful to give or sell alcohol (or to cause to be given or sold) to a person under the age of 21. This is a class B misdemeanor. The penalty could be up to three months imprisonment and a $500 fine.
- DWI: Driving while intoxicated (by drugs or alcohol) is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year imprisonment and up to a $500 fine.
- DWAI: Driving while ability impaired by alcohol IS a violation punishable by up to 15 days imprisonment and up to a $350 fine.
- LIABILITY OF ONE SERVING A PERSON UNDER AGE 21: Anyone who furnishes or assists a person under 21 years of age in procuring alcoholic beverages is liable for any damages caused by that underage person while under the influence.
- DRAM SHOP LIABILITY: Any person who sells alcoholic beverages unlawfully assists an intoxicated person to procure alcoholic beverages IS liable for any damages caused by the person while under the influence.
- FRAUDULENT DOCUMENTS: It is in violation of state law for a person under the age of 21 years to present false evidence of age to procure alcoholic beverages. Possessing such false evidence may also be criminal possession of a forged instrument within the meaning of the penal law. The penalty for using fraudulent documents as a means to obtain alcoholic beverages may Include probation up to 2 years and a fine up to $100 fine.
OPEN CONTAINER: It is a violation of a local ordinance to carry alcohol in an open container. The possible penalty is a $25 fine and 5 days imprisonment.
*ALL PENALTIES CITED ARE A POSSIBLE RANGE FOR FIRST OFFENSE. WITH A-1, A11, AND CERTAIN C FELONIES, IMPRISONMENT IS MANDATORY.