In Louisiana, it is unlawful for any person under 21 years of age to purchase or have public possession of any alcoholic beverage. Public possession includes possession on the streets and highways.
A violation of this provision results in a fine of no more than $100.00; however, additional long-term penalties may apply:
It is unlawful for any person (other than a parent, spouse, or legal guardian) to purchase any alcoholic beverage on behalf of a person under 21 years of age.
A violation of this provision results in a fine of no more than $500.00, imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or both.
If you or someone you love is currently facing criminal charges related to minors in possession of alcohol, contact The Norris Law Group. Call 318-771-7000 for a confidential consultation today.