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    Question: What is the maximum penalty for underage drinking?


    Arizona law (A.R.S. § 8-323) provides for the following penalties for a minor who purchases, possesses, or consumes, spirituous liquor:


    1. Probation.

    2. A juvenile court hearing.

    3. Driving privileges suspended for 180 days.

    4. Attendance at a counseling or education program.

    5. A fine of up to $500.00.

    6. Community service work.

    7. If truancy is involved, a whole host of programs with parents.

    8. With a prior record that indicates delinquency, a whole other host of headaches.

    9. A stern talking to by the judge. (Don't laugh, an angry judge is a very scary thing.)


    It appears that a judge can impose any combination of these things that she thinks is a good idea. Laws in other states are probably similar. The law about juveniles is never cut and dried.

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    On 10/16/07
    brad from OH said:
    I got arrested for underage drinkin a few weeks ago and went to court the judge hit me with 2 years probation 30 days community service 60 days in jail suspended 7 days of drinkin classes and a 250$ fine but the funny thing is i never had my rights read to me or was i gave a sobriety test so no proof so how can you be found guilty for that. Good advice dont drink atleast dont get caught.
    On 10/14/07
    Jeremy from AZ said:
    I got caught being drunk in front of my college dorm about a week ago. I was so drunk I don't remember much of anything after my last drink or anything before being in bed almost ready to go back to my dorm from the hospital. I also remember the cop telling me that I was charged with underage possesion of alcohol. I have never had any prior arrests of any kind. What do you think is going to happen to me?
    On 10/12/07
    anna from WI said:
    so this weekend at homecoming i got caught for drinking and some girl's mom called the cops and told them the next day. they cant do a thing cuz its too late to prove anything right? i mean they still insist that the cops are gonna question me, but its been three days. this is bull im not that gullable. at least i told some of the truth...
    On 10/07/07
    from NY said:
    to cassi you insurance has nothing to do with drinking underage its just a matter of drivinh
    On 10/02/07
    Devin from AZ said:

    to Cassie, you can bet your insurance will go up with that ticket

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