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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Jurisdiction Date Range Prohibition Exceptions
Family
Exceptions
Location
Citations
Type of
Behavior
Conduct is
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Parent/Guardian Spouse In Any
Private
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Residence
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Guardian's
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South Dakota (3735)
1/1/1998 - 6/30/2010PossessionYes
South Dakota (3503)
7/1/2010 - 1/1/2020PossessionYesYesYes3 Citations
South Dakota (3585)
1/1/1998 - 6/30/2010ConsumptionYes
South Dakota (3504)
7/1/2010 - 1/1/2020ConsumptionYesYesYes3 Citations