Liability of Adult Hosts When Alcohol is Served to Minors


What Liability Can Parents Face For Serving a Minor Alcohol Who Later Has an Accident Where Someone is Seriously Injured or Killed?

Often times, parents believe that they are doing themselves and their children a favor by allowing them to drink in "controlled" environment. However, these situations have contributed to many underage drunk driving accidents, deaths, and arrests. Parents and families may not realize the significant criminal penalties and civil liability that they are subject to for "social hosting."

Read this article to learn more about the risks and legal consequences that parents face for enabling underage drinking.

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