Legal Question in Criminal Law in Washington

Is it true that it is NOT illegal to serve liquor to your own children in your home? this is a regarding a father serviing alcohol to his 19 year old daughter in his (his girlfriend's) apartment.

Asked on 8/30/10, 11:47 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Thuong-Tri Nguyen Thuong-Tri Legal Services, PLLC

You can review RCW 66.44.270 (Furnishing liquor to minors Possession, use Penalties Exhibition of effects Exceptions). The statute is at http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=66.44.270 .

Whether the statute would apply to your specific example depends on additional facts. For example, was the daughter a willing consumer of the alcohol?

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Answered on 9/04/10, 4:46 pm


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