Supplying to Minors

Did you know that most underage drinkers get their first alcoholic beverage from adults over age 21? Providing alcohol to minors is not “cool” – it is a crime.

Keeping kids away from alcohol is an important responsibility of parents and adults. It may seem harmless, but underage drinking is a serious issue, and it is important to stay informed to keep children healthy and safe.

The Stats

Preventing underage drinking goes beyond the law; it is important for developmental health. Our brains fully mature at age 25, which is much later than previously thought. Most importantly the area of the brain that controls processing information and making judgments is one of the last areas to develop, and can be significantly stunted by early age alcohol consumption.


The maximum fine for supplying alcohol to a person under age 21.


The number of days you can spend in jail for supplying alcohol to a person under age 21.

The Penalties

Providing alcohol to minors is a serious crime that can haunt you for years to come. Any adult convicted of supplying alcohol to a person under age 21 faces a $2,000 fine and a year in prison.

This infraction also goes on the supplier’s permanent criminal record, which is seen by potential employers, credit bureaus, and state organizations. Is it worth the risk?

It’s as clear as that. The penalties are strong. Supplying alcohol to minors is dangerous to teens, to their families, and to the community. Choose the right path, and avoid making a costly mistake.