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Illinois Laws

Provide an overview of the current State of Illinois laws regarding:

a. Unlawful Consumption of Alcohol
b. Unlawful possession of Alcohol
c. Unlawful Transportation of Alcohol
d. DUI laws in Illinois
e. "Use it or Lose it" law

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Illinois state law regarding underage consumption of alcohol:

Unlawful possession of alcohol is considered a Class B misdemeanor. The punishment for anyone charged with a Class B misdemeanor is a maximum fine of up to $500.00 and a maximum jail sentence of up to 6 months.

Unlawful consumption of alcohol is classified as a Class A misdemeanor for anyone under the legal drinking age of 21. If a person is found guilty of unlawful consumption of alcohol, they can receive a monetary fine of up to $500 and a jail sentence up to 1,030 days.

Unlawful transportation of alcohol is considered unlawful if a person is NOT transporting the liquor for work related purposes or to their parents per their directions (even if the person transporting is underage) - they cannot be found guilty of unlawful ...

Solution Summary

The following posting provides an overview of laws in the state of Illinois regarding the unlawful consumption of alcohol, the unlawful possession of alcohol, the unlawful transportation of alcohol, DUI (driving under the influence) laws and the use it or lose it law.