Ohio Revised Code Section 4301.69 provides two major scenarios that encompass “furnishing alcohol to an underage person.” The two primary sections state:
- Buying Alcohol for Someone Underage – 4301.69(A): “No person shall sell beer or intoxicating liquor to an underage person, shall buy beer or intoxicating liquor for an underage person, or shall furnish it to an underage person.”
- Allowing Someone Underage to Drink At Your House/Apartment – 4301.69(B): “No person who is the owner or occupant of any public or private place shall knowingly allow any underage person to remain in or on the place while possessing or consuming beer or intoxicating liquor.”
The Columbus city code for furnishing alcohol to someone under age 21 is Columbus City Code Section 2325.69. The Ohio Revised Code and the Columbus City Code share much of the same terminology.