State considers law changes to prevent underage alcohol use

Georgia is home to nearly a hundred colleges and universities. A new semester has begun on campuses across the state, and college students are settling in for the fall. Though students and parents can expect to face many trials and tribulations over the course of a school year, like tuition costs, new social situations, and the ever-dreaded term paper, one major concern is constant: underage alcohol use

Some Georgia lawmakers are considering changes to the way their communities distribute liquor licenses to local businesses. Supporters of the change point out that venues that serve alcohol often allow persons under age 21 to enter for various events, like live music. When these establishments get crowded, it can be difficult for employees to prevent serving alcohol to minors. The new laws would establish different sorts of liquor licenses, regulating how much alcohol a venue is allowed to serve based on the sort of establishment it is. 

If teens choose to consume alcohol, they may face serious criminal charges. Many teens are not aware that even a drink or two can land them in legal trouble. When teens wind up in trouble, or worse, injured as a result of underage drinking, parents often need to step in and help them clean up the mess. 

When a family member has been charged as a minor in possession of alcohol, it may seem overwhelming. A criminal charge may distract a minor from work or school as he or she tires to begin life as an adult. In these situations, an experienced attorney can come in handy. An attorney may be able to help a minor understand the charges and try to help him or her to be respectful and penitent when facing a judge in court. 

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