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No one was arrested, I just had a question about legality. If a party is occurring where alcohol is being consumed and there are both 21 year olds and minors present, what is the home owner (not the son/daughter that is the party host) responsible for. Also, what is, if anything, the party host responsible for (assume not drinking/21)
If there is a noise complaint, are police allowed to come into the house and start carding and breathalyzing people or are they only allowed to tell us to keep it down and then leave?
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