• Possible offences:
  • Driving or being in charge when under the influence of alcohol
  • Maximum sentence – maximum penalty of six months’ imprisonment, a fine of up to £5,000 and a minimum 12 months’ ban – worse if a higher offence e.g. causing death through careless driving while under the influence
  • Giving a child under 5 alcohol unless in an emergency or under medical supervision (Children and Young Persons Act 1933)
  • Max sentence – fine
  • Buying alcohol when under 18
  • Sale of alcohol to someone under 18 (s.146 Licensing Act 2003)
  • Max sentence – fine
  • Allowing an unaccompanied child to be present in a prohibited area
  • Max sentence – fine
  • Allowing the sale of alcohol to children
  • Max sentence – fine
  • Purchase of alcohol by or on behalf of children
  • Max sentence – fine
  • Consumption of alcohol by children on relevant premises
  • This does not apply where the alcohol is beer or wine, the “child” is 16 or 17, it is purchased with a meal, with an over 18 year old present.
  • If these conditions are not met, the maximum sentence is a fine.