Underage Drinking

Possession/Consumption/Internal Possession of Alcohol

Laws that prohibit underage alcohol possession, consumption, or internal possession (see Definitions for this policy topic on the About This Policy tab), together with various statutory exceptions to these laws.

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Maine (3715)
1/1/1998 - 9/20/2001PossessionYesOnly in combination with some Location exceptionOnly in combination with some Family exception1 Citations
Maine (3462)
9/21/2001 - 1/1/2020PossessionYesOnly in combination with some Location exceptionOnly in combination with some Family exception3 Citations