What is the penalty for a Minor Visibly Intoxicated ticket?

Asked on May 18, 2009 under Criminal Law, Missouri


L.M., Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Missouri has a Dram Shop law which says that a cause of action may be brought by or on behalf of any person who has suffered personal injury or death against a licensed drinking establishment if it knew or should have known that it was serving liquor to a person under 21 or to a visibly intoxicated person.  Selling alcohol to a minor, in general, is punishable by a fine ranging from $50 to $1000, imprisonment in a county jail for up to one year, or both.


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