This is one of our all-time favorite videos on the topic of Social Host Laws and Ordinances. Rhode Island Defense Attorney James Powderly gives an elegantly simple explanation of what you need … Continue reading →
The predicament is that innocence is unimportant when a broad Social Host Law is on the books. You are damned if you do and damned if you don’t call the police for help.
However, once the police arrive, the game of Who’s-the-Social-Host begins: you or your child. We must assume that as police chief, Esserman knew all sides of this dilemma.
…how is the average parent expected to do the right thing? The story of Providence Police Chief Col. Dean Esserman and the graduation party he supervised this weekend is — … Continue reading →
One of the “most effective” and interesting tactics in the war on underage drinking isn’t the recent Social Host Law but one that harkens back to our non-digital age…it’s a big wake-up call for parents who suspect their child is in trouble but have no proof.