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Selling to Minors

You or your employees may not permit a person under the age of 21 on your premises unless they are accompanied by their parent(s), adult spouse or court appointed guardian.

You or your employees cannot sell, serve, deliver or give alcoholic beverages to anyone under 21 years of age.

The only defense in the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code against a charge for selling an alcoholic beverage to a minor states, a person who sells a minor an alcoholic beverage does not commit an offense if the minor falsely represents himself to be 21 years old or older by displaying an apparently valid proof of identification that contains a physical description and photograph consistent with the minor's appearance, purports to establish that the minor is 21 years of age or older, and was issued by a governmental agency.


The proof of identification may include a driver's license or identification card issued by the Department of Public Safety, a passport, or military identification card