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

“Counseling Does Little to Deter Youth Drinking, Review Finds”

Technique commonly used for drinkers only lowered consumption slightly, didn’t change behaviors. Counseling Does Little to Deter Youth Drinking, Review Finds From HealthFinder.gov FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

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March 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

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

Former White House attorney accuses Orange County Deputy DA of improper lobbying

[Note from Editor: The Social Host Ordinance was passed by the Laguna Beach City Council despite vocal public opposition on December 4, 2012 and is currently in effect] Assistant District … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sen. Rand Paul’s son, Ron Paul’s grandson, arrested for underage drinking and disorderly conduct

The Charlotte Observor –  Elisabeth Arriero  “The son of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, and the grandson of former presidential candidate Ron Paul, was arrested Saturday morning at Charlotte Douglas 

January 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

New state laws go into effect when the ball drops tonight

Underage substance use laws get tougher on parents and kids In Pennsylvania, minors face steeper fines if they’re caught drinking. First offenders are fined $500 and repeat offenders pay up … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

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