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Can you drink wine in a restaurant at 18 in Texas if your parents are with you

Mesquite, TX |

I know that the drinking age is 21 in every state, but I have heard that you can drink liquor at restaurants under 21 if your spouse or parents are with you in some states. Is that legal in Texas? Every so often I have a glass of wine with my parents at home. They don't usually drink wine when we go to a restaurant, but could I get wine if they were there and said it was ok?

I don't think your right. On Yahoo answers someone asked if a minor can drink wine at a restaurant if their parents are with them in Texas. The people that answered the question that a minor can drink wine at a restaurant as long as their parents or spouse are with them. I'm not sure which is correct. I think you are just giving your opinion on what is right. If that is true, post the law that says a minor can't drink wine at a restaurant if they are with their parents so that I can read it. Thank you, John Curtis Rentz. I thought that you could drink wine at a restaurant with your parents or spouse as long as they are there with you.

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You must be in visible presence of an adult parent, guardian or spouse. Texas Alcohol Beverage Code 106.04 (consumption law) & 106.05 (possession law)

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No way Jose.


Some states will allow , check with a criminal defense attorney licensed to practice in Texas. In Maryland an experienced criminal defense attorney will tell you the answer is absolutely no. In fact, if you are under 21 a maryland criminal defense attorney will tell you that you cant even sit at the bar.

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