Q: Can police charge a minor with underage drinking after the fact?
If a minor were to report a crime that happened a party a few weeks prior where alcohol was served, can the police arrest and/or charge that person and any other persons involved with underage drinking?
A: Likely not, as the officer was not a witness to the underlying violation; however, if someone were to report it and was an eyewitness, then there may be sufficient information to at least bring charges. Proving it, though, is an entirely different matter.
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