Purchase of Alcohol for a Minor; Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor in Texas
Although it may seem harmless, Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor in Texas is a serious criminal alcohol offense that Texas prosecutors do not take lightly. Under Texas law, purchasing or furnishing alcohol to a minor is considered a Class A Misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to a year in jail and/or up to a $4,000 fine.
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code Section 106.06
(a) Except as provided in Subsection (b) of this section, a person commits an offense if he purchases an alcoholic beverage for or gives or with criminal negligence makes available an alcoholic beverage to a minor.
(b) A person may purchase an alcoholic beverage for or give an alcoholic beverage to a minor if he is the minor’s adult parent, guardian, or spouse, or an adult in whose custody the minor has been committed by a court, and he is visibly present when the minor possesses or consumes the alcoholic beverage.
(c) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
Defense Lawyer in Austin for Purchase or Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor
If you have been arrested or charged with purchasing or furnishing alcohol to a minor and are confused or unsure how to proceed, please call Attorney Kevin Bennett at (512) 476-4626. You may also contact us through email.