|Alcohol Safety Program (ASP)|
First-time underage drinking offense, ages 16-20: Is a civil offense in Vermont, which will result in:
Attendance for intake and group is mandatory. Attendance means arriving on time, class participation and staying until the session ends. A participant who does not register, participate in class or attend all sessions will be considered to have withdrawn from the program.
The participant is expected to arrange his/her schedule if they wish to participate in the Alcohol Safety Program.
Second underage drinking offense in Windsor County: MAY be sent to us OR may be sent directly to court at the discretion of the issuing officer. If sent to us, it requires:
Please contact diversion staff to discuss 2nd ticket fees
THIRD underage drinking offenses automatically go to court and are not eligible for Diversion
For any ticket: You can choose to contest your ticket instead of participating in the Alcohol Safety Program, (if you lose, see below):
In Addition: Adults risk jail time and a fine if they supply alcohol to minors, whether or not the minor drives.
"Social Hosting" a party where alcohol is available to underage drinkers is a criminal offense; parents can be arrested and may risk loss of home owners insurance, etc. If an underage drinker kills or injures another person, the person who supplied the alcohol can be charged with a felony for the death, or a gross misdemeanor for an injury, and can be also be charged in civil lawsuits by individuals or their town, to recoup the cost of the arrest and its consequences.
New Hampshire Lower Grafton County referral of underage drinking charges to Valley Court Diversion is at the discretion of the Prosecuting Officer for each police department.;
When you contact us:
Because we keep our classes small to be interactive, you need to contact us as soon as possible to get into one in a timely manner. If you do not schedule with us within 30 days of being contacted by the Prosecuting Officer, you will determined to have FAILED and your court date will be reinstated.
Once you have read this information carefully please call AJ at 802-295-5078 ex 14 to get started.