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An Overview of Pennsylvania's Underage Drinking Law

Posted by attorney Forest Morgan

The Statute, 18 Pa.C.S.A. 6308(a) A person commits a summary offense if he, being less than 21 years of age, attempts to purchase, purchases, consumes, possesses or knowingly or intentionally transports any liquor or malt beverages... Penalties:

  • Fine of up to $500.00

  • License Suspension of 90 days (1st offense)

  • License Suspension of 1 year (2nd offense)

  • Home state is notified of suspension and may have reciprocal penalties.

An Occupational Limited License (OLL) may be available for your first offense.

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