When Kids Drink Parents can be held Liable
Parents can be held responsible even if they are not home.
He says that parents can be charged with criminal nuisance, dealing to a minor and endangering the welfare of a child if they even suspect the party could be taking place. All carry up to a year in jail. Gee says while signs a party might take place can be hard to find, parents are responsible for securing their alcohol before they leave. "keep it under lock and key" Gee says.
But what if you discover a party is going on a that very moment while you are out of town? Gee says the police are the best call. "They will make sure everyone gets home safely" Gee said.
Gee also says if I child drinks and then is injured or killed on the way home the host and parents could be held liable as well.