Key points in the Social Host Law
■ If you furnish alcohol to anyone under 21, you can go to jail for up to one year and be fined up to $2,000.
■ You do not have to be 21 to be charged.
■ You have only to allow alcohol to be available.
■ You do not have to be home to be held liable.
■ You are liable whether the drinking is at a home, on a boat or a beach, or in a hotel room.
■ You can be prosecuted whether or not someone is injured.
■ You also may be sued if you allow a guest under age 21 to drink and if he or she becomes ill or dies from alcohol poisoning or other injuries — or if they injure or kill someone.
SOURCE: Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy