What are the reprecussions of selling alcohol to a underage person?

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What are the reprecussions of selling alcohol to a underage person?

I accidentally sold beer to a underage girl 18 who was sent in by the Sheriff’s office. I was told by the deputy that I would recieve a court summons and most likely it would be a fine and to take some retraining courses. I am a first time offender with a couple of speeding tickets on my record. I have been working in places that sold alcohol for over 15 years. I am just hoping to avoid jail time.

Asked on March 17, 2016 under Criminal Law, Ohio

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

This is not  go to jail case unless you had some type of major, extensive criminal history.  From what you describe, it would be be a probation or some type of fine .... coupled with a training class.  Ever court has slight variations in the programs they offer to resolve cases. You should arrange a consultation with with an attorney that routinely practices in that court to see if any diversion programs are available and how to apply for them so that you get the best deal possible. 


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