Underage Drinking & the Law

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

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

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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

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

Former Arlington selectwoman and husband plead not guilty to 33 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors

Brock Parker. Boston Globe “Former Arlington selectwoman Annie LaCourt and her husband [Mark Burstein] pleaded not guilty in Cambridge District Court

December 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

What to do if you find teens drinking in your home

Uh oh. You come home unexpectedly from another holiday party and find dozens of teens staggering and vomiting in the TV room. Or maybe you wake up because the bass … Continue reading

December 18, 2012 · 5 Comments

Stunning victory for defense in Terri Serra case; Judge also delays constitutionality ruling, again

Rhode Island Fourth District Court Judge Mary McCaffrey ruled that former Chariho School Committee member Terri Serra was not guilty of “failure to render aid” at the scene of a car accident … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Three steps to a successful Social Host Ordinance

So many laws, so few results Thousand Oaks, California The need for objectivity Three steps to creating a successful SHO So many laws, so few results At last count, thousands … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · 2 Comments

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