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If you sell liquor to a minor, you’ll open yourself up to criminal charges. Even if the minor does not consume the alcohol, if the minor's age is revealed you can still face criminal charges and certain penalties in CT, including a fine of up to $1,500 or up to eighteen months in jail, or both.
If an underage drinker leaves your establishment and then gets behind the wheel of a car and causes an accident while under the influence, you can be held civilly liable for injuries to anyone the driver hurts.
Your employer shares your liability, even if your employer did not serve the minor or had no awareness of a minor being served. If an illegally-served minor attempts to drive and causes an accident, both the bartender/employee involved and the establishment itself can be sued for damages.
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The Federal Trade Commission and The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility launched We Don’t Serve Teens as a public awareness campaign. It's designed to prevent underage drinking by informing adults that providing underage drinkers with alcohol is unsafe, illegal, and irresponsible. The campaign encourages parents to start and continue a dialogue with their teen about the dangers of underage drinking by reminding parents that turning a blind eye is as irresponsible as putting a drink in their hands.Alcohol retailers can help reduce teen drinking | FTC Consumer Information
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Rates of underage drinking and substance use in the United States are high. Underage drinking and other drug use can have severe consequences for children under 21, including the following:
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Peer pressure and the desire to fit in are some of the biggest reasons why kids and teens choose to drink alcohol, even if they don't really want to. The easiest way to avoid these pressures is just to avoid situations where you think or know there will be alcohol, but that's not always possible. Remember, you can say no to alcohol without looking uncool! Depending on the situation, you can just be honest that you're not interested, change the subject, make a simple excuse, or leave politely if you need to - the most important thing is to stay true to yourself, have a clear, practiced plan for how to say "no" if it comes up, and be nice but firm. Here are some easy, low-key ways to say no to underage drinking in social situations where you might feel pressured to drink.