Underage Drinking Disposition

If you have received a ticket for a zero tolerance, possession of drugs or possession of

drug paraphernalia, and you are under the age of twenty-one, you have three options.

Note that all of the information contained below is for first-time offenders. If the Park

Ridge Police Department issued a ticket or tickets to you for the same violation that has

already been adjudicated, the amounts of the fines below and the drug/alcohol assessment

program will be different.

 

Alcohol Violations

If you decide to contest your ticket and the Hearing Officer finds you liable for a zero

tolerance, underage drinking or underage possession of alcohol violation or if you decide

to plead guilty or to plead no contest and pay the fine for any of those offenses, the City

is required to report that conviction to the Secretary of State pursuant to a law that went

into effect on January 1, 2008 and your driver’s license will be suspended. Alternatively,

if you agree to complete one of the drug/alcohol education and counseling programs, the

City will treat the matter as a deferred prosecution and will dismiss the matter if the

selected option is completed by the deadline.

 

 

City of Park Ridge Municipal Code Regarding Underage Drinking Violations

 

12-6-31 VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES

Fines assessed by the court against any offender may be in addition to any penalty assessed against a licensee in any administrative proceeding.

 

A. General.

Unless another penalty is set forth in this Chapter, every person found guilty of a violation of any

of the provisions of this Chapter shall be subject to a fine of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for the first offense and one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500.00) for each subsequent offense. A separate offense shall be deemed to have been committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues. Any fines set forth in this chapter shall be assessed regardless of whether the violator is convicted or placed on supervision by the court.

 

B. Substance Abuse.

If the offense is related to alcohol or substance abuse and the offender is under twenty-one (21) years of age, the court or administrative adjudication hearing officer may assign the offender to a drug and alcohol education and abuse counseling program that is licensed by the Illinois Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse and requires a certified evaluation program and not less than four (4) hours of counseling. If the violator agrees to attend such a program, the violator shall pay for the cost of the program and a fine of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for a first offense. For a second the offender shall attend a drug and alcohol education and counseling program of at least ten (10) hours in duration as determined by the licensed program and shall pay for the cost of the program and a fine of not less than two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00). If the offense is related to alcohol or substance abuse and the offender is under twenty-one (21) years of age and is either found guilty or pleads no contest and agrees to pay the applicable fine, the City will report the person to the Secretary of State’s Office and his/her driver’s license will be suspended in accordance with state law.

 

 
14-16-7                        PENALTY

 

Any person under the age of twenty-one (21) who shall violate any of the terms of this Chapter shall be fined not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00)for the first offense and one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500.00)_for each subsequent offense. If the offense is related to alcohol or substance abuse and the offender is under twenty-one (21)years of age, the court or administrative adjudication hearing officer may assign the offender to a drug and alcohol education and  counseling program that is licensed by the Illinois Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse and requires a certified evaluation program and not less than four (4) hours of counseling. If the violator agrees to attend such a program, the violator shall pay for the cost of the program and a one hundred dollar ($100.00) fine for a first offense. For a second offense the offender shall attend an education and counseling program of at least ten (10) hours in duration as determined by the licensed program and shall pay for the cost of the program and a fine of not less than two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00). In cases of illegal display, a separate offense shall be deemed committed for each day that a violation exists.

Any person over the age of twenty-one (21) who shall violate any of the terms of this Chapter shall be fined not less than five hundred dollars ($500.00) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).

 

Available Programs

The following assessment programs are available for your consideration. All of these

programs are accepted by District 207. Parents are required to participate for high

school students. Parents are not required to attend for college age students. Attached

is detailed information, including contact information, for each program. A brief

summary is listed below.

 

 A. Maine Center

832 Busse Highway

Park Ridge, IL 60068

(847) 232-2948

 

The program is held on a consecutive Monday and Tuesday. Students participate

for a total of six hours and parents for a total of three hours.

Program costs: $181.00 (plus $100 fine and $40 court costs)

 

B. F.A.I.R.

2010 E. Algonquin Road, Suite 207

Schaumburg, IL 60173

(847) 359-5192

 

The program is typically held on the first full week of the month on Monday and

Thursday. Students and parents participate for a total of five and one-half hours.

Program costs: $170 (plus $100 fine and $40 court costs)

 

C. Omni Youth Services

1111 W. Lake Cook Road

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

(847) 353-1500

 

The program is held on Monday and Tuesday nights for a total of six hours. At

least one parent must attend all sessions.

Program costs: $210-320 (plus $100 fine and $40 court costs)

 

D. PEER Services

3633 W. Lake Ave, Suite 305

Glenview, IL 60026

 

The program is a six-hour program, held on two evenings over a two-week

period. The first three- hour session is for the student and the second three-hour

session is for students and parents.

Program costs: $285 (plus $100 fine and $40 court cost)

 

Second Offenses

The City’s prosecutor will discuss these options with the respondent.

 

College Students/Away from Home

If you are attending a college/university outside of the Chicagoland metropolitan area,

you may complete the assessment at a certified program at your college/university.

All of the programs listed will validate alternate programs at your college or

university. Some programs may require a fee for this.

 

City of Park Ridge Contact

Administration Department, City Hall, (847) 318-5200

Contact Information

Phone (847) 318-5252
Fax (847) 318-5308

200 S Vine Ave
Park Ridge IL 60068-6000

info@parkridgepolice.org


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