§60-3-22a. Unlawful acts by persons.
(a) Any person under the age of twenty-one years who, for the
purpose of purchasing alcoholic liquors from a state liquor store
or an agency, misrepresents his or her age, or who for such purpose
presents or offers any written evidence of age which is false,
fraudulent or not actually his or her own, or who illegally
attempts to purchase alcoholic liquors from a state liquor store or
an agency, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction
thereof, shall be fined in an amount not to exceed fifty dollars or
shall be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not to exceed
seventy-two hours, or both such fine and imprisonment, or, in lieu
of such fine and imprisonment, may, for the first offense, be
placed on probation for a period not exceeding one year.
(b) Any person who shall knowingly buy for, give to or furnish
to anyone under the age of twenty-one to whom they are not related
by blood or marriage, any alcoholic liquors from whatever source,
is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction thereof, be
fined in an amount not to exceed one hundred dollars or shall be
imprisoned in the county jail for a period not to exceed ten days,
or both such fine and imprisonment.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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