The HCC in partnership with Hernando County Schools and the Hernando County Sheriff Office is implementing the Know the Law Course in Hernando County schools and the community to youth and parents. The campaign works to teach youth and parents a better understanding of the law to avert youth from unlawful behavior. Understanding alcohol and drug laws is important, being arrested for a misdemeanor or a felony can greatly affect a youth’s life. Contact the coalition for a presentation or more information! 352-596-8000
DID YOU KNOW? Alcohol You must be 21 years or older to drink alcohol. If you are under 21, it is illegal to attempt to purchase alcohol. Once you receive a license, you cannot refuse a drug test, if you do, your license will be suspended. It is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol level of .08 if you are of legal drinking age and .02 if you are under 21. A DUI stays on your record for 75 years. Open House Parties Parties where alcohol or drugs are served to underage people will result in a 2nd degree misdemeanor for adult in charge. It is a 1st degree misdemeanor if a person (adult) allows a house party for a 2nd time, or if a minor who consumed alcohol is seriously injured or killed. Alcohol on School Grounds Suspension and Expulsion can result if you possess, drink, sell or give out alcohol on school grounds. In Addition to facing criminal charges, possession results in suspension of driving for at least 6 months. If you reoffend, your license is suspended for 2 years. Contact us to learn more and recieve an educational booklet.