Vegas Defense Lawyer Explains Loitering Where Alcohol is Sold

Vegas Defense Lawyer Explains Loitering Where Alcohol is SoldNevada law prohibits certain kinds of behaviors because those behaviors are considered to be a risk to public health or to public safety. Chapter 202 of Title 15 details the different kinds of crimes against public safety that a defendant could be arrested for in the state. There are different subcategories of offenses that are illegal under Chapter 202, including one subcategory that prohibits certain behaviors in connection with alcoholic beverages.

Many of the rules regulating alcohol in the state of Nevada are designed to keep young people away from alcoholic beverages. One such law is found in Nevada Revised Statute section 202.030. If you are accused of a violation of this statute, or if your child is accused of violating the statute, a fine could be imposed upon a finding that you broke the rules.

You want to do everything possible to fight against accusations of wrongdoing if you are arrested in connection with a crime related to alcoholic beverages, especially if you are a minor and your brush with the law could impact educational and career opportunities in the future.

LV Criminal Defense can provide the help and support that you need to protect yourself when you’ve been accused of a violation of N.R.S. 202.030 or accused of violating other provisions of Chapter 202 so give us a call today to talk with a Nevada defense lawyer who can fight for you.

Nevada Revised Statute Section 202.030: Minor Loitering in Places Where Alcoholic Beverages are Sold

Nevada Revised Statute section 202.030 makes it unlawful for a minor to loiter, or hang around in, a place where there are alcoholic beverages being sold. A minor could be accused of violating N.R.S. 202.030 if the young person is under the age of 21 and remains on the premises of a saloon where alcohol is being sold. The different types of alcohol specifically listed in the statute include spiritous, malt, fermented liquors, or wines, so a minor could face penalties under N.R.S. 202.030 for lingering in any saloon where any of these items are sold.

However, there are exceptions to this general prohibition against minors being in places where the sale of alcoholic beverages is taking place. For example, a minor cannot face consequences under N.R.S. 202.030 if the minor is in an establishment where spiritous, malt, fermented liquors, or wines are only served along with regular means. A minor also cannot face consequences under this statute if the minor is in a location where there are dining tables or booths that are separate from the bar or if the minor is in a grocery store or drug store where alcoholic beverages are being sold.

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If a minor does violate the rules set forth in N.R.S. 202.030 by loitering in an impermissible place where alcoholic beverages are sold, the penalty under N.R.S. 202.030 is a $500 fine.

Getting Help from a Vegas Defense Lawyer

A Vegas defense lawyer at LV Criminal Defense can provide the personalized help and support necessary to respond to accusations of wrongdoing in connection with minors and alcoholic beverages. There are many different statutes found in Chapter 202 of Title 15 that minors could find themselves facing charges under and our legal team can provide help responding to any charges brought against you or your child. We have experience defending clients accused of crimes against public health and safety and we will put that experience to work on your behalf.

Give us a call today to find out more about the personalized assistance that we can provide if you’ve been accused of violating N.R.S. 202.030 or if you’ve been accused of violating nay other laws related to minors and alcohol.

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