§ 6307.  Misrepresentation of age to secure liquor or malt or brewed beverages.

(a)  Offense defined.--A person is guilty of a summary offense for a first violation and a misdemeanor of the third degree for any subsequent violations if he, being under the age of 21 years, knowingly and falsely represents himself to be 21 years of age or older to any licensed dealer, distributor or other person, for the purpose of procuring or having furnished to him, any liquor or malt or brewed beverages.

(b)  Minimum penalty.--A person who is convicted of violating subsection (a) may be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $500 for subsequent violations. No court shall have the authority to suspend any sentence as defined in this section.

(c)  Adjudication of delinquency.--In addition to any other disposition authorized by law, a person adjudicated delinquent under subsection (a) may be ordered to pay a fine not exceeding $500 for an adjudication of delinquency.

(d)  Preadjudication disposition.--

(1)  When a person is charged with violating subsection (a), the court may admit the offender to an adjudication alternative program under 42 Pa.C.S. § 1520 (relating to adjudication alternative program) or to any other preadjudication disposition, if the offender has not previously received a preadjudication disposition for violating subsection (a).

(2)  The use of a preadjudication disposition shall be considered a first or subsequent offense, whichever is applicable, for the purpose of further adjudication under this section or under section 6310.4.


(Mar. 25, 1988, P.L.262, No.31, eff. 60 days; Oct. 24, 2018, P.L.659, No.95, eff. 180 days)


2018 Amendment.  Act 95 amended subsec. (b).

References in Text.  18 Pa.C.S. § 6310.4, referred to in subsec. (d)(2), was repealed by the act of October 24, 2018 (P.L.659, No.95).

Cross References.  Section 6307 is referred to in sections 6310.5, 6310.6, 6313 of this title.