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Ask HPD: Underage Drinking


Question: With New Year’s Eve celebrations coming up, what are the laws when it comes to underage drinking?

Answer: We know there will be many social gatherings on New Year’s Eve and we want everyone to celebrate responsibly. The legal drinking age is 21. Promoting intoxicating liquor to a person under the age of 21 is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison.

§712-1250.5 Promoting intoxicating liquor to a person under the age of twenty-one.