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PA Increases Fines for Alcohol Violations
Effective December 24, 2012 a new law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania took effect that increased the potential fines for such offenses as underage possession, consumption and/or transportation of alcohol as well as public intoxication. A person convicted of these laws (Sections 5505 and 6308 (b) of Title 18) is subject to a maximum fine of $500 for the first offenses and $1,000 for the second and subsequent violations. The previous fine structure was $300 for first offenses and $500 for second or subsequent infractions. To read the act in its entirety see: PA Act 2012-205
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