Social Host Ordinance

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City Ordinances in Minneapolis / Saint Paul

Each city has a unique set of ordinances.  Violations of some of those ordinances will result in fines others are misdemeanors with potential jail time.  Recently, recently prosecutors in Minneapolis and Saint Paul have begun cracking down on underage drinking and partying with "social host ordinances."  Violation of these ordinances are not taken lightly and if you are caught unprepared they can have serious consequences. If you or a loved one has been charged with a violation of a social host or noise ordinance you should contact a skilled attorney to defend your rights and protect your family. Contact us immediately to schedule a free initial consultation, 651-243-2538.

Social Host Ordinances

Social Host Ordinances are gaining traction in Minnesota as a way to crack down on underage drinking. If a host becomes aware of underage drinking at their party they have an affirmative duty to prevent the consumption of alcohol by the underage attendees. The hosts can be punished even if they were not present at the social event as long as they knew or had reason to know of the underage consumption of alcohol. The penalty for violating the social host ordinance in St. Paul is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in jail or a $1,000 fine.

Noisy Assembly - Visiting, participating in, remaining at, or permitting a gathering of more than one person in a residential area that could cause significant annoyance to the people around them. Violation of the Saint Paul noisy assembly ordinance is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1000 and 90 days in jail.

What can you do to protect yourself?

Don’t sleep on your rights.  Wainberg Morrison handles gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor harm caused by dog charges and can provide you with a skilled legal defense.  Our Minnesota harm caused by dog lawyer has been in the thick of it and has secured favorable results for his clients.  Kevin M. Morrison has represented clients with the Minnesota Public Defender‘s Office and as the Director of the Misdemeanor Defense clinic at the University of Minnesota.  We believe in, and practice, strong and effective representation.  For a free initial consultation, give him a call at 651-243-2538.

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Areas of Practice: DUI/DWI, Theft, Robbery, Burglary, Possession of Marijuana, Underage Consumption of Alcohol, Underage Possession of Alcohol, Shoplifting, Disorderly Conduct, Domestic Assault, Domestic Abuse, and Assault Cases.

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