If I were assaulting at a party and wanted to press charges, yet was intoxicated while underage (please do not lecture me yes I know i'm a fucking idiot thank you), will I be charged for drinking?
Most Helpful Guy
I think only the the people hosting the party will be accountable for any alcohol that is involved and consumed by anyone underage. They are suppose to monitor and ensure whomever is providing food and beverage meet legal requirements and do not allow anyone to bring any alcohol to the party if there will be people attending below the minimum legal drinking age. Otherwise they would have to check I. D. and verify that everyone is of legal drinking age beforehand.
Because the authorities and prosecutors are going to focus on whom is responsible in providing means and access to alcoholic beverages to any minors. And if the hosts of the party didn't realize someone had snuck alcohol into their party then they would still face negligence charges and fines. If they realized it and actually stepped in and do something about it, such as if some guest snuck alcohol into the party I think then they would get some immunity as long as they took responsible action, such as removing the guest and the alcohol immediately as they are suppose to monitor any unusual and unacceptable behaviors of their guests. If they intentionally provided alcohol to minors, then they absolutely will be charged and fined and may possibly fail jail or prison time.0
Most Helpful Girl
Knowing how backwards our Justice System is, the person who assaulted you may not even be charged. You should still report it though. Just know it's not your fault, the only thing that causes rape and sexual assault, is always the perpetrators fault. Never the victims fault.1