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Underage Drinking

Underage consumption of alcohol or underage possession of alcohol can be charged to any person who is under the age of 21 and has alcohol in their system. This charge commonly occurs when underage people drink before they go out to the bars.  There are many bars in Wilmington which allow people under the age of 21 into the bar.  A common practice is to “pre-game” at home by drinking before going to the bars. Once they get to the bar and present their identification, if they appear intoxicated, many of the bouncers will notify law enforcement.  Simply smelling of alcohol is