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For people born after 1984, it probably never crossed their minds that
the drinking age was ever under 21 in the US. That year, the Reagan administration
passed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act that raised the minimum drinking
age from 18 to 21.
The act did not make consumption during a religious event illegal (for
example, during communion).
Keep in mind that the law only prohibited the purchase and public possession
of alcohol of people under 21. Individual states have their own consumption
laws. For example, In Texas, people under 21 can drink alcohol as long
as they are under the supervision of a parent.
The US is only one of four other developed countries in the world that
have a minimum drinking age over 18. The other countries are Iceland (20
years old), Japan (20 years old) and South Korea (19 years old).
If a state has a minimum drinking age below 21, they are subject to lose
10% of their annual highway budget under the Federal Aid Highway Act.
The minimum drinking age in Puerto Rico is still 18, despite their loss
of highway funding. The US side of the Virgin Islands is 21, while the
British side is 18 years.
If you or a loved one has been charged with an alcohol-related crime, you
need a strong legal team.
Carroll Troberman, PLLC today for a free consultation.