Attorney De Matteo has years of experience defending many clients, including minors, against charges of public intoxication and alcohol possession in New Haven, Rockville, Meriden, New Britain, Danbury and New London among other CT courts.

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Employment Certificates, also known as Work Permits, are mandatory in Connecticut for minors under 16.

The certificate must be acquired by the minor and presented to their employer to verify their ability to work before they are hired.

This can be issued in place of or in addition to a minor in possession ticket if the person is underage.

Hartford police summon persons under this ordinance to Hartford Community Court, usually within a few days of the offense.

While some states require working minors to provide their employers with an age certification document, this is not required for minors who wish to work in Connecticut.

Employers are expected to identify minors whom they employ and ensure that their employment is in compliance with all Federal and state child labor restrictions.

Still, it carries serious consequences: fines and suspensions of driver’s licenses and/or driving privileges. The foregoing concerns only violations of state law.

If you have been arrested or ticketed for one of these violations, there are many options you may have to avoid the fine and suspension, such as community service or an education program. This statute also imposes a 0 to 0 fine and also authorizes up to 30 days in jail. In addition to not being allowed to purchase alcoholic beverages, individuals under the age of 21 are not allowed to possess them either. 30-89(b) forbids minors from possessing “any alcoholic liquor (1) on any public street or highway, or (2) in any other public or private location.” That means that a minor cannot possess alcoholic beverages anywhere. 30-89(c) allows minors to possess alcohol for the following reasons: Fines are not the only penalties for underage possession of alcohol. Cities and towns may enact and enforce their own ordinances to prohibit alcohol possession.

Minors who are authorized to work in Connecticut are subject to restrictions on when they can work, and how many hours they can work.

The exact restrictions in effect depend on the age of the minor, and are designed to ensure that work does not interfere with the minor's schooling.

Many cities and towns, however, have their own ordinances regarding these subjects.