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Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office wants to encourage everyone to celebrate safely.
Prom and Graduation Night Safety Tips/Responsible Host:
This is the time of year when individuals are having parties to celebrate Proms, Graduation and summer vacation. Sheriff David Gee wants to encourage everyone to celebrate safely and to let you know that deputies will be on extra alert for parties where alcohol is made available to minors.
Anyone with information about underage drinking is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.
Be The Responsible Host
- 856.015 Open House Parties
(2) No person having control of any residence shall allow an open house party to take place at said residence if any alcoholic beverage or drug is possessed or consumed at said residence by any minor where the person knows that an alcoholic beverage or drug is in possession of or being consumed by a minor at said residence and where the person fails to take reasonable steps to prevent the possession or consumption of the alcoholic beverage or drug.
- “Control” means the authority or ability to regulate, direct or dominate
- “Person” means an individual 18 years of age or older
Any person who violates any of the provisions of subsection (2) commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.
- 827.03 (b) Neglect of a Child
(b) A person who willfully or by culpable negligence neglects a child and in doing so causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement to the child commits a felony of the second degree (c) A person who willfully or by culpable negligence neglects a child without causing great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement to the child commits a felony of the third degree.
- 827.04 Contributing to the Delinquency or Dependency of a Child
(1) Any person who:
(a) Commits any act which causes, tends to cause, encourages, or contributes to a child becoming delinquent or dependent child or a child in need of services commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.
Acts of violence can arise when uninvited guest arrive at a party or event. In the event that your hosting a party and uninvited guest show up, ask them to leave by advising them of their unwanted presence. If they don’t leave, call the Sheriff’s Office for assistance in removing the trespassing individuals.
(1) Whoever, without being authorized, licensed or invited, willfully enters or remains in any structure or conveyance, or, having been authorized, licensed, or invited, is warned by the owner or lessee of the premises, or by a person authorized by the owner of lessee, to depart and refuses to do so, commits the offense of trespass in a structure or conveyance.