Legal Drinking Age in Texas

What is the Legal Drinking Age in Texas? History of the Legal Age of Consumption and Purchase of Alcohol Currently, in Texas the legal age to purchase or consume alcohol (with few exceptions) is 21. Prior to 1920, there was no national minimum drinking age, and the laws regarding age varied widely from state to state. Some states had no minimum age for consumption or purchase whatsoever. However, in 1920, the “Grand Experiment” began with the ratification of the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which established the prohibition of alcoholic beverages throughout the country by making the production, transport, and sale of alcohol illegal. Prohibition lasted for thirteen years until the 18th Amendment was repealed by the 21st […]

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March 30, 2015 – Texas Criminal Legislative Update

Texas Criminal Legislative Update: March 30, 2015 The 84th Texas Legislative Session is in full-swing in Austin, and you may want to know what new laws our legislators are considering and which old laws might get a facelift. Committee hearings in both the House and Senate are well underway: some bills have been passed out of Committee, some have had hearings and were left pending in Committee, and many more are still awaiting a hearing. Over the next few weeks, we want to keep you updated on some noteworthy pieces of legislation moving through the committees as the Legislature marches towards Sine Die on June 1, 2015. These bills have had a public hearing in the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee […]

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