This Practice Note covers offences involving children and alcohol under the Licensing Act 2003 (LA 2003). It also includes time limits for bringing prosecutions. The offences include the sale or supply of alcohol to children, allowing the sale of alcohol to children, persistently selling alcohol to children and purchasing alcohol by or on behalf of children. It covers who a 'person' is for the purposes of a prosecution, the meaning of 'relevant premises', 'unlawfully sold', 'licensed premises and permitted temporary activities', 'responsible person' and adducing evidence of unlawful sale. It also covers possible statutory defences for each offence, sentencing for each offence and possible alternatives to prosecution.
This Practice Note covers the offences that can be committed under the Licensing Act 2003 (LA 2003). It includes a summary of all of the offences contained in the act, defences and maximum penalties, including offences relating to premises licenses, temporary activities and events licenses, personal licences, underage sale of alcohol, underage supply of alcohol to under 18 year olds and other general offences under the LA 2003.
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