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Georgia

What does state law say?

Current state criminal statutes do not address social hosting.  However, some communities may have local ordinances on social hosting that can include fines and other penalties.

Can the adult be sued?

A person who willfully, knowingly, and unlawfully sells, furnishes, or serves alcoholic beverages to a person who is underage, or any person who is in a state of noticeable intoxication, knowing that such person will soon be driving a motor vehicle, may become liable for injury or damage when the sale, furnishing, or serving is the proximate cause of such injury or damage.

Are there liability limits to the amount of money the adult can be sued for?

Not specified.







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Are there local laws that I should be aware of?

It is possible. Check with your local municipality since there are some communities that enact additional local ordinances which can include fines and other penalties.