Consequences

Property Owners are Accountable. If people under 21 are gathered and drinking on private property, the person who provides the location is considered the Social Host, and will be held accountable.

Accountability Goes Beyond the Party. A “Social Host” can be a minor or adult and does not have to be physically present or the actual property owner.

Fines are Immediate. Social Host violations carry a first-time fine of up to $500.

Adults and Minors are Accountable. If someone is injured or killed because of a Social Host violation, you can be charged wth a felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a fine up to $2,500.

Repeat Offenders Can go to Prison. Fines increase with additional violations — three strikes gets you a felony conviction with up to 5 years in prison and a fine up to $2,500.