If you assist or provide alcohol to a minor you may be charged with Furnishing or Selling Alcohol to Minors. California law prohibits a person under 21 from consuming any alcoholic beverage, and establishes punishments for any person who furnishes or gives any alcoholic beverage, or any on-sale licensee who knowingly permits a person under 21 years of age to enter the premises may be charged with a misdemeanor. Local police departments operate programs to target fake ID’s to gain entrance into bars or clubs or purchase alcohol. The law applies to both those who furnish alcohol to minors and underage individual who attempt to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages.
What does the prosecutor have to prove?
Defendant sold, furnished, gave, or caused to be sold, furnished or given away, an alcoholic beverage to a person between the ages of 18 and 20 years.
Misdemeanor: 0-0 days