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Providing Alcohol to Minors

New Jersey Providing Alcohol to Minors Lawyers

Criminal Defense Attorneys

Providing alcohol to minors is a criminal offense in New Jersey. Our attorneys have seen this offense commonly charged in connection with house or college parties. While not a very common charge, our attorneys have successfully defended clients in courts across New Jersey. Even if the facts look bad, a good attorney can work to defeat the charges using a variety of tactics. If you are facing a criminal charge in any court in New Jersey, call the attorneys that will fight for you!

With an office in New Brunswick, our criminal defense lawyers can represent you in any court in New Jersey. Call us today to speak to a technical, aggressive attorney and begin the fight against your charges.

2C:33-17. Availability of alcoholic beverages to underaged

a. Anyone who purposely or knowingly offers or serves or makes available an alcoholic beverage to a person under the legal age for consuming alcoholic beverages or entices or encourages that person to drink an alcoholic beverage is a disorderly person.

This subsection shall not apply to a parent or guardian of the person under legal age for consuming alcoholic beverages if the parent or guardian is of the legal age to consume alcoholic beverages or to a religious observance, ceremony or rite. This subsection shall also not apply to any person in his home who is of the legal age to consume alcoholic beverages who offers or serves or makes available an alcoholic beverage to a person under the legal age for consuming alcoholic beverages or entices that person to drink an alcoholic beverage in the presence of and with the permission of the parent or guardian of the person under the legal age for consuming alcoholic beverages if the parent or guardian is of the legal age to consume alcoholic beverages.

b. A person who makes real property owned, leased or managed by him available to, or leaves that property in the care of, another person with the purpose that alcoholic beverages will be made available for consumption by, or will be consumed by, persons who are under the legal age for consuming alcoholic beverages is guilty of a disorderly persons offense.

This subsection shall not apply if:

(1) the real property is licensed or required to be licensed by the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 33:1-1 et seq.;

(2) the person making the property available, or leaving it in the care of another person, is of the legal age to consume alcoholic beverages and is the parent or guardian of the person who consumes alcoholic beverages while under the legal age for consuming alcoholic beverages; or

(3) the alcoholic beverages are consumed by a person under the legal age for consuming alcoholic beverages during a religious observance, ceremony or rite.

Our New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorneys can represent you with any of these common criminal offenses in any municipal court:

  • Simple Assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a)
  • Criminal Mischief , N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3
  • Trespassing, Defiant Trespass, N.J.S.A. 2C:18-3
  • Hazing, N.J.S.A. 2C:40-3
  • Shoplifting, N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11
  • Obstruction, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1
  • Resisting Arrest, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2
  • Hindering Apprehension, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3
  • Contempt, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-9
  • Disorderly Conduct , N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2
  • Harassment N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4
  • Vandalism, Graffiti, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-10, 2C:33-11
  • Maintaining a Nuisance, 2C:33-12
  • Underage Possession of Alcohol, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-15
  • Loitering to Obtain CDS, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2.1
  • Providing Alcohol to Minors, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-17
  • Smoking in Public, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-13

With an offices in New Brunswick, our criminal defense lawyers can represent you in any court in New Jersey. Call us today to speak to a technical, aggressive attorney and begin the fight against your charges.

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