Oklahoma’s Alcohol Laws for 18 to 21 Year-Olds
You may be able to vote and serve in the military at the age of 18, but in Oklahoma you still aren’t old enough to drink. However, you may be able to work in establishments that serve alcohol—and you can also consume certain types of beer. Here is a breakdown of some of our state’s underage drinking laws.
Working Around Alcohol
If you are 21 or older, you can work as a bartender and/or serve alcohol in Oklahoma. If you are 18, you are legally permitted to work in a restaurant that serves alcohol, however you are not allowed to serve or prepare it.
You must be at least 21 to work in an establishment that sells alcohol indented for off-site consumption, such as a liquor store.
With Parental Consent
If you are under 21, you may purchase and consume beer that is 3.2% alcohol only if your parent or guardian accompanies you; however, you may not drink the alcohol where it was purchased.
Underage Drinking and Driving
Regardless of where you work or who you are with, Oklahoma takes a hard line when it comes to underage drinking and driving. If you are younger than 21, you may not have any traceable amount of alcohol in your system if you are behind the wheel. If you are pulled over on suspicion of impaired driving, you could be charged with an underage DUI.
Minors and Alcohol Charges
If you are under the age of 21 and have been charged with an alcohol-related offense, you could be facing serious consequences, including a suspension of your license, fines, community service, and a mark on your criminal record. Contact the Edge Law Firm today to learn how we can help defend your future.
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