Alcohol Law Penalties
The purchase and/or possession of any alcoholic beverage by any person under 21 years of age is a misdemeanor under state law and is punishable by a prison sentence of up to one year, a fine of $1,000 and suspension or revocation of driving privileges for one year. Persons who knowingly furnish alcohol to minors are also guilty of a misdemeanor and are subject to imprisonment of up to one year and a fine of up to $2,500. In addition, the purchase or possession of alcohol by persons under 21 is prohibited by ordinance in the City of Elmhurst and is punishable by a $500 fine.
Drug Law Penalties
Illinois Law: The penalty for persons convicted of possession of illicit drugs in Illinois is up to 50 years in prison and a fine of up to $200,000, unless the offense involved smaller quantities (200 grams or less), which is punishable from one to three years in prison and fines to $15,000
Federal Law: Under federal law, a conviction for possession of illicit drugs carries a prison sentence of up to three years and a fine up to $250,000. Special federal sentencing provisions for possession of crack cocaine require a mandatory prison sentence of five to 20 years.
If you or a friend needs help for alcohol- or drug-related issues, please contact the College's Wellness Center's Counseling Services or at (630) 617-3565.