Teens and Alcohol

Know the law and the consequences when minors get involved with alcohol use and abuse.

Know the Law

Understand the consequences of breaking alcohol laws as a minor.

Fake ID

If you are caught with a fake ID the penalty is a minimum $250 fine and/or 24-32 hours of community service, or a maximum $1,000 fine and/or six months in the county jail, PLUS…a one year suspension of your driver’s license. If you don’t have a license, you’ll have to wait an extra year to get one.

Attempting to Purchase Alcohol

If you attempt to purchase alcohol, the penalty is a maximum $100 fine and/or 24-32 hours of community service, PLUS…a one year suspension of your driver’s license. If you don’t have a license, you’ll have to wait an extra year to get one.

Possessing Alcohol

If you are caught in possession of alcohol, the penalty is a $250 fine and 24-32 hours of community service, PLUS…a one year suspension of your driver’s license. If you don’t have a license, you’ll have to wait an extra year to get one.

Purchasing Alcohol

If you purchase alcohol, the fine is $250 and/or 24-32 hours of community service, PLUS…a one year suspension of your driver’s license. If you don’t have a license, you’ll have to wait an extra year to get one. 

Zero Tolerance Law

If you’re under 21 years old and have even a sip of alcohol, and you are caught driving, you’ll get a 1 to 3 year suspension of your driver’s license.

Blood Alcohol Tests

Refusal to submit to a blood alcohol test is an admission of guilt to driving under the influence of alcohol. Plus…a one year suspension of your driver’s license.

Contact

Additional information may be obtained by contacting:

Alcoholic Beverage Control
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834

E-mail us at headquarters@abc.ca.gov.
Call (916) 419-2500