California Law Seeks to Prevent Minors Drunk in Public

By: Wallin & Klarich

It has been well established that minors will consume alcohol before they are legally permitted to at 21. Lawmakers in California hope a new law will help deter minors from not only drinking, but from being drunk in public. As of 2009, the California Courts will impose a suspension or delay of driving privileges on minors who are convicted of being drunk in public.

California law states that any person, who is found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, is guilty of a misdemeanor. The penalties associated with a misdemeanor can be fines or jail time. In addition to these penalties, minors under the age of 21 will also have their license suspended for one year. If the minor has not yet received their driver’s license, the court will delay their ability to get a drivers license for a year.

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