Underage Drinking & the Law

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

Connecticut toughens an underage drinking law (examiner.com)

As parents send their children back to school, Connecticut parents of teens have something new and scary to study: a significant revision of an underage drinking law that may have thousands of residents … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · 4 Comments

Gov. Chafee’s son: ‘No contest’ to violating RI Social Host Law

Caleb Chafee, the 18-year-old son of Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, appeared in Washington County District Court this morning and pleaded no contest to the charge of violating the state’s Social Host Law (R.I.G.L 3-8-11.1). The charges … Continue reading

August 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Rhode Island Governor’s son charged and headed for court

After almost 12 weeks of investigation by the Rhode Island state police and much deliberation by the state’s Attorney General’s office, 18-year-old Caleb Chafee, was charged under R.I.G.L 3-8-11.1, also … Continue reading

August 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Update: Trial date set for Harrisburg SD school board member

Michelle and Bryan Schirado, the South Dakota couple who were arrested earlier this month for hosting an underage drinking party in their home, learned that their trial will be held … Continue reading

August 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

What’s wrong with this story?

You’ve read this type of story a hundred times so what makes it notable? See if you can spot it. Sunday night, an 18-year-old man in Copiague, NY was arrested … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

Another school board member indicted for social hosting

In less than a year, three school board members have been charged with permitting minors to drink in their home. The latest is Harrisburg, South Dakota’s Michelle Schirado, who handed … Continue reading

August 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Charges dropped against Mississippi attorney

All social host charges against Caledonia, Mississippi attorney Steve Wallace were dropped today, according to an Associated Press article in a local Mississippi paper. His son, Steven “Colt” Wallace, Jr., … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Scout Willis’ charges dropped in lieu of community service

Scout Willis and her attorneys chose wisely when they decided to fight her June 4 misdemeanor charges for drinking in public (open container) and use of a false ID (impersonation). … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

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