18 pa.c.s. section 6310.1 discusses the college charge of selling or furnishing alcohol to a minor (which is defined as someone under the age of 18 years of age).  college crime of hazing In order to be found guilty of this crime, the government must prove the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

First that an accused intentionally and knowingly sells or gives alcohol to another individual under the age of 21, when he knows that the person he gives the alcohol to is younger than 21.   Additionally for this college crime, an accused may also be found guilty of this crime if he or she purchases the alcohol with the intent to sell or give it to a person who is less than 21 years of age. The main area where these charges can be defended is through the argument that the accused was not aware that the person he gave the alcohol to was under the age of 21 or that he did not purchase the alcohol with the intent of giving it to someone under at the time of its purchase.

The college rime of selling or furnishing alcohol to a minor is a serious offense. In addition to any other penalty imposed dealing with the suspension of an accused’s driver’s license as a result of a conviction, a person who is convicted of violating this charge shall be sentenced to pay a minimum mandatory fine of at least $1,000 for the first violation and another fine of $2,500 for every other conviction.  school hearings In addition to the fine, an accused can also be sentenced up to one year is state prison. You should immediately contact an experienced Chester County underage drinking attorney if you are being investigated for or have been convicted of this crime.