When Is It Not a Crime for a Minor to Drink?

In Illinois, it is not a crime for a minor to drink alcohol in two different circumstances.

  • The minor drinks the alcohol as part of a religious service.
  • The minor drinks the alcohol at home while being supervised by the minor’s parents.

235 ILCS 5/6-20(g).


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Jeremy J. Richey, Attorney at Law
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