Teenage drinking is popular and common in the United States. Some parents think that kids will find a way to drink no matter what. These parents worry that their teenager will go to a party or get himself into a dangerous situation trying to get alcohol.
So, some parents tell their kids (and their kid’s friends) that they can drink at their house. This way parents will know how much their kids are drinking and they know the environment in which they are consuming the alcohol. However, this is illegal and could lead to a year in prison.
Georgia has a zero tolerance underage drinking law that strongly prohibits furnishing alcohol to a person under the age of 21. If you let your child and his friends drink at your house, you could be facing a $1,000 fine and up to 12 months in prison. Providing minors with alcohol is illegal and dangerous. Even if you keep an eye on the how much the kids are drinking and take their keys, there are still scenarios where a teenager could drink alcohol you provided and either be arrested for a DUI in Georgia or hurt himself or others.
If you regularly provide alcohol to a group of kids, then they know where you keep the alcohol. If they take some of that alcohol for a later date and drive drunk with the alcohol that you made readily available, you can be held responsible. Also, parents of another child can sue you for providing their child without alcohol without their permission.
If you have provided minor with alcohol you could be facing serious charges. Contact Scott Miller, a DUI defense attorney in Fulton County, to help you with your defense. Scott Miller is an experienced lawyer in Georgia who may be able to help you with your case. Providing minors with alcohol in a safe environment may seem like a good idea at the time, but it can lead to a lot of legal problems in the long run. Scott Miller knows what it takes to fight a case like this and he is ready to fight for you. If you have been arrested for providing alcohol to a minor, or any other related DUI charge, contact the Law Offices of Scott Miller today at 770-408-1001.