2014 New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Title XIII - ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Chapter 179 - ENFORCEMENT, REQUIREMENTS AND PENALTIES
Section 179:9 - Person Misrepresenting Age.
179:9 Person Misrepresenting Age.
I. A person who falsely represents his age for the purpose of procuring liquor or beverage and who procures such liquor or beverage shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this section shall be fined for his first offense a minimum of $500. No portion of this mandatory minimum fine shall be waived, continued for sentencing, or suspended by the court. A second or subsequent offense shall carry a $1,000 minimum fine.
II. Notwithstanding paragraph I or any other law to the contrary, any person who possesses or uses or displays in any manner a false identification card, document, license, or any other document which represents such person's age for the purpose of purchasing liquor, beverages, or beer as defined in RSA 175:1 by the bottle, can, glass, container, or drink in any manner shall be fined a minimum of $500. No portion of this mandatory minimum fine shall be waived, continued for sentencing, or suspended by the court. The provisions of this paragraph do not reduce the maximum penalty which could be imposed for such an offense pursuant to paragraph I. A second or subsequent offense shall carry a $1,000 minimum fine.
III. An identification card issued under the provisions of RSA 260:21 shall be withdrawn for violation of this section for 90 days. In addition, the director of the division of motor vehicles shall withdraw, for 90 days, the identification card of any person who allows his card to be used or displayed by another person for the purpose of purchasing liquor or beverages as defined in RSA 175:1.
Source. 1990, 255:1. 1996, 275:17. 2002, 107:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2003.
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