Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Social Host Liability

As the season of graduation parties and summer celebrations comes upon us, it is a good time to be reminded that there are penalties for furnishing or serving alcohol to underage guests. M. G. L. ch. 138, § 34 provides a fine of up to $2,000, imprisonment for up to a year, or both.

There is a handy brochure from the Essex District Attorney's Office available, entitled, "Don't Give Alcohol to Kids.

See our Massachusetts Law About Liquor for more information on Liquor Laws.