SCPD Today Remind Residents of Consequences for Violating Social Host Law
Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy D. Sini held a press conference today June 28, 2017 at Police
Headquarters in Yaphank to remind the public that violating the Social Host Law will have real consequences.
Statistics show underage drinking increases when school is out in June and July. As a result, the Suffolk County Police Department will continue to crackdown on Social Host Law violators. Officers will monitor social media websites and will gather information to prevent house parties with underage drinking. Adults who violate the Social Host Law by knowingly allowing minors to consume alcohol will be arrested and subject to a misdemeanor crime (previously a violation.)
The law applies to adults who own or rent a home (including parents) who are 18 years of age or older and knowingly allow consumption of alcohol by minors (any person younger than 21.)