Spring break is finally here!
It’s time to cut loose, forget all about your studies, and have a good time.While there’s nothing wrong with relaxing and enjoying yourself, don’t forget that you’re not allowed to drink alcohol until you’re at least twenty-one years old.
If you choose to ignore this, an underage drinking charge
won’t just ruin your spring break, it will also have a negative impact on your life over the next few years.It doesn’t matter if you’re pulled over for speeding
or if the cops show up at a party, if your blood alcohol content is over .05 and you’re under twenty-one, you’ll find yourself on the wrong side of the law.For the record, a single beer is all it takes to put you over .05.The days when an underage drinking charge resulted in a difficult phone call to your parents and some community service time are long over. California lawmakers have decided to crack down on underage drinking during spring break
.The first time you get caught drinking while you’re underage, the potential consequences are:
- Serving 24-32 hours of community service
- A $250 fine
- Attending an alcohol education program