STATE v. T.P.
Offense: Furnishing a Place for Minors to Consume Alcohol
Maximum Sentence: 6 months jail and a fine of $1,000.00.
Synopsis: Client owned a summer home in Maine and was spending the weekend at the camp with his family. Client's oldest child invited friends to sleep over and hang out at the camp. Some of the children's friends brought alcohol over and began consuming it on the premises. The consumption of alcohol took place while the client was sleeping.
Result: The District Attorney wanted the client to serve 48 hours jail due to the fact that all of the kids were well under the age of twenty-one. We brought up the issue that the only way the police could have determined the age of the children would have been to come onto the property and that the evidence obtained was a result of an illegal search. District Attorney dismissed the case following the judicial conference.