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The Crackdown on Underage Drinking at ASU

Arizona State University has developed a reputation for being a party college with lots of booze flowing through the ASU campus and Tempe area. Yet with ASU students scheduled to move in this weekend, city and campus authorities say that they will be cracking the whip on the university's drinking policy.

The Arizona Republic Reports that off-campus housing facilities in Tempe have also started to regulate underage drinking and develop alcohol consumption policies. Officers with the Tempe Police Department enforce such policies and will target a particular apartment complex when they receive multiple complaints from that complex.

The Vue on Apache complex was one complex that was targeted by police officers after the police department had reportedly received 244 complaints within the first few months of the complex's opening. When police conducted a targeted enforcement operation last September, 90 residents of the Vue on Apache were arrested for underage drinking.

Arizona DUI attorneys often work on the criminal defense of drunk driving cases. However, an AZ DUI attorney can also defend people who have been charged with other alcohol-related crimes, such as underage drinking, minor in possession (MIP), and public intoxication. All of these charges can lead to serious consequences that can end up being part of a person's permanent record. Hence, it's a good idea to talk to a legal expert when charged with such a crime. More information about underage drinking crimes can be found through our Related Resource pages.

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