In Michigan it is illegal to provide alcohol to a minor. This duty is incumbent upon servers and bartenders in restaurants, older friends of minors, and even parents. The law requires a diligent search to determine the age of a person you are furnishing alcohol to. Law enforcement may even use sting operations to determine if an establishment is fulfilling their duty. If you have been charged under MCL 436.1701 you may be charged with a misdemeanor or even a felony depending on the severity of the crime. Especially if the minor went on to injure themselves or others after consuming the alcohol, you may end up facing a hefty jail sentence and serious fines.
Charged with Hosting Teenage Drinking Parties Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor Michigan? At Garmo & Kiste, PLC we have helped clients in this situation get these charges modified, reduced, or even dismissed. We can evaluate whether you are eligible for any sentencing diversions which would end up dismissing your charge after successfully completing the Court’s terms. To retain Garmo & Kiste, PLC, for assistance in these matters call us at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message. We are experienced Michigan attorneys with offices in Troy, MI.