Underage Drinking & the Law

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

Manslaughter charges in Missouri for mom who mixed drinks for minors?

Our choices may define us but we never know which decisions have fleeting consequences and which may have lasting impact before we make them. For Raytown, Missouri mother Sandy Triebel, … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Need Your Thoughts on Party for Soldier Headed to Afghanistan

This article by  Olga Enger is reprinted in full from today’s MiddletownPatch without editing. We want to know what you think given this scenario. Couple Cited for Serving Underage Guests at Farewell … Continue reading

June 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

Rhode Island Governor’s son may be charged

The son of Rhode Island’s Governor, 18-year-old Caleb Chafee, allegedly hosted a high school graduation party with alcohol at his family’s Exeter home. State police discovered the party when they … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

When journalists get it wrong

Journalism is in trouble due to a lack of resources. Low circulation equals lower ad revenue equals fewer reporters equals less time for analysis equals unreliable reporting equals lower circulation. … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Miss California Teen USA faces Social Host charges

Miss California Teen USA, Alexa Jones, an 18-year-old minor, was arrested last month under San Diego County’s Social Host Law for allegedly permitting another minor to drink alcohol in a … Continue reading

June 8, 2012 · 6 Comments

NY City considers a Social Host Law

News Alert: According to today’s Queens Chronicle paper, Councilmen James Vacca (D-Bronx) and Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) proposed a Social Host Law to the City Council last week “which would … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

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