With college students heading back to campuses across the state of New York, they are excited to get back to their friends, another year of school, and of course, the bars. While this is great and all, it is important that you still abide by the laws. State law enforcement, the State Liquor Authority, and the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles are working together to enforce alcohol-related laws and underage drinking that takes place on college campuses in the surrounding towns.
Some of the things that these agencies will be looking into include fake ID’s, bars, restaurants, and stores that are serving minors. College towns are notorious for serving minors and minors are notorious for having fake ID’s stating that they are of legal drinking age. The primary goal behind this crackdown is not only to keep businesses and individuals held accountable for their actions and safe from the dangers of alcohol.
This is not the first time that the state has cracked down on underage drinking. These organizations worked together just a few months ago in May for the same goal, just about the same time students were finishing finals and getting ready to leave for the summer.
If you are underage, you should simply not consume alcohol. If you are 21 or older, please drink responsibly. If you are arrested for an alcohol related offense, please contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who can provide you with assistance.
If you are in need of experienced legal counsel in New York State, please contact Grunwald & Seman, P.C. and we would be happy to assist you.