Underage Drinking & the Law

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

2 Saugus school teachers were convicted of providing alcohol to students

It’s jail time for 2 school teachers who permitted minors to drink in their home.

December 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

CBS-NY: ‘Montville, N.J. Plan Would Allow Searches Without Warrants For Underage Drinking’

MONTVILLE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A proposed ordinance in Montville, New Jersey could give police officers broad powers – including entering private property – if underage drinking is even suspected. As … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Underage drinking rates still falling says ‘Monitoring the Future’

High school students’ alcohol use has been falling for over 30 years across all measures and all ages, according to the latest data released on Tuesday, December 17, at midnight EST … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Three new drinking laws spur college students to political action

According to Minnesota Public Radio, college students in St. Joseph, Minn. were surprised when three new laws went into effect in their town. The three are detailed in this report … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

Tennessee school teacher fired due to daughter’s post-prom party

An elementary school teacher hosted a post-prom party for her daughter last year and lost her teaching position last week.  Tina Wilder, a Maynardville Elementary school teacher in Union County, … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 3 Comments

‘Politics as Unusual’: SD Social Host bill defeated this morning

South Dakota’s proposed Social Host amendment SB94 was defeated in the Senate State Affairs committee meeting in a 5-4 vote this morning. In an interview with the primary sponsor, Sen. … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Update: Appeal in the works for Terri Serra on ‘Social Host Law’ conviction

In a surprise move Thursday, criminal defense attorney Robert Mann said he would seek a new trial for former Chariho School Committee member Terri Serra, who was convicted under Rhode Island’s Social Host … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Judge rules RI underage drinking law is constitutional: Serra found guilty

Update filed January 14, 2013 at 4:30 pm EST In Rhode Island Fourth District Court this afternoon, Judge Mary McCaffrey ruled that Rhode Island’s Social Host Law is constitutional and … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Is RI’s Social Host Law Unconstitutional?

Little decisions can lead to big consequences, especially when alcohol and teens are involved. A simple barbecue one October night in 2011 led to four teens getting seriously injured, one … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

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