THE LAW, IN MISSOURI AND ST. CHARLES
A person under age 21 may not purchase or
consume alcohol. A person under the age of 21 may not order or purchase or possess any
A person under age 21 may not possess false identification or use
false identification to purchase intoxicating liquor.
A person may not sell or furnish alcoholic beverage to someone under
age 21. No person may sell, vend, give away, or otherwise supply any intoxicating liquor
in any quantity whatsoever to any person under the age of 21 years, except their parent or
guardian who may procure for such minor under the age of 21 years for medical purposes only,
or the administering of such intoxicating liquor by a duly licensed physician.
A property owner may not allow minors to possess or consume alcohol
on his/her property. It is unlawful for any owner or occupant of any premises located
within the city to knowingly allow any person under the age of 21 years to remain on such
premises while in the possession of alcoholic liquor or while consuming alcoholic liquor. Note:
Allowing consumption of alcoholic liquor or illegal drugs places the owner or occupant in
a position of civil and criminal liability.
Zero Tolerance Law. It is illegal for people under the age of 21
years to drive while the weight of alcohol in their blood is .02% or more. A person can
lose their driving privilege for being in possession of drugs while a passenger of a
vehicle if they are under 21.
Possession of illegal drugs. A person may not plant, cultivate, grow,
harvest, manufacture, process, or use any controlled (i.e., prescription) drugs prescribed
for another. Prescription drugs must be in the original container and labeled with
patients name. No person shall possess any drug paraphernalia such as pipes, bongs,
needles, syringes or other objects, intended for use, or designed for use in introducing
controlled substances into the human body.
Tobacco products. It shall be unlawful for any person under the age
of 18 years to purchase, or cause to purchase cigarettes, cigarette papers, cigars,
chewing or smokeless tobacco or any tobacco product. It shall be unlawful to sell, cause
to be sold any cigarettes, cigarette papers, cigars, chewing or smokeless tobacco or any
tobacco product to any person under the age of 18 years.
THE POSSIBILITY OF
A CIVIL SUIT
Parents and other adults who furnish alcohol to a minor may be
financially liable in a civil suit brought against them by anyone who suffers injury or
property loss because of that intoxicated minor.
While parents should check local curfew, generally no one 16 & under should
be on the
streets late at night, unless accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other adult having
custody of the minor. Standard curfews for youth in the City of St. Charles are:
age of 15: 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
Under age of 17: 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.