We want to get useful legal information out to the public because we think this helps people understand their options under the law
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 12, 2007
Clifford Law Offices has made available information on parental liability for underage drinking. This article, based upon real-life alcohol liability cases, is now free to view for educational purposes. An excerpt follows:
Parents Can Be Liable For Their Kids' Drinking
For two weeks Jeffrey and Sara Hutsell became household words in Chicago. They are the Deerfield couple who were convicted of endangering the life of a child and lying to police investigating a fatal car crash involving teenagers in an underage drinking party at their home.
During the six-day trial, some of the teens who attended the party testified that they saw Jeffrey Hutsell, the father, in the basement with beer clearly evident. Mom and dad testified that they were upstairs watching a baseball game, and were unaware of any drinking.
Two 18-year-old party guests were killed when the car they were in crashed into a tree at the end of the Hutsell's driveway as they returned to the party.
The 18-year-old driver's blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit. The couple will be sentenced this month. The maximum penalty for the misdemeanor is a year in jail, probation, and a fine of $2,500.
"We want to get useful legal information out to the public because we think this helps people understand their options under the law," says Robert A Clifford, Founder, "We intend to continue to reach out to the public by providing more information on a regular basis."
Other articles are available at the Chicago Law Bulletin website
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