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My teenage son was caught using a false I.D. card to purchase alcohol. What legal penalties does he face?

The Secretary of State suspends driver’s licenses of persons underage who possess alcohol. The use of a false I.D. card to purchase alcohol is unlawful and can lead to a substantial fine and jail time, and can be prosecuted as a felony. In addition to punishments for underage youths, parents and hotel/motel employees, who knowingly allow underage consumption of alcohol on their premises, are subject to fines of up to $2,500 and imprisonment for one year.

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