Underage Drinking & the Law

What parents need to know now about the new Social Host Laws

Good news from Craig Colorado

We’re happy to hear that underage drinking in Craig has dropped. We’ve seen a consistent decline across the nation even though Social Host Laws aren’t ubiquitous, yet. Still, it’s troubling … Continue reading

March 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

A small New York village almost gets it right | Video

Cazenovia, NY’s new Social Host Law is nearly perfect. On the plus side, the community had an opportunity for discussion and dissent, the penalty is a citation not a misdemeanor, … Continue reading

March 8, 2011 · 1 Comment

And this is how it starts to snowball

  Graffiti is an ongoing problem for most cities so it’s no surprise that Salinas, California wants to find new ways to get rid of it. And luckily, as the … Continue reading

March 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Arizona town lowers the burden of proof to…none

“Buckeye’s version of the Social Host Ordinance includes “a ‘host presumption’ provision” which states that “adults who ‘knew or should have known’ about the alcohol but didn’t take appropriate steps to prevent it will be held accountable…”

March 5, 2011 · 3 Comments

Charges dismissed due to police misconduct

  The state of Massachusetts has applied its Social Host Law numerous times but bumbling local police blew it on this case. Evidence was thrown out and the charges were … Continue reading

March 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

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