Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner
Over the past several years, I have posted a number of blog entries about teen driving, distracted driving, dangers of drinking and driving, and safe celebrations. Rather than citing a list of grim statistics about the possible dangerous situations teens may encounter on prom night, I’d like to share some valuable commonsense prom night safety tips from The Virginia Department of Alcohol Beverage Control.
Establish Ground Rules for Prom Night
After-Prom Party Guidelines
“Responsible hosting is the key to a safe and successful after-prom party. If your guest list includes persons under the age of 21, be aware that serving to an underage person is considered one of the most serious ABC violations and is against the law.
It is illegal to provide alcohol to a guest under the age of 21 unless they are accompanied by a parent, guardian, or spouse who is 21 years of age or older.
Enjoy prom night celebrations. Create lasting memories. Just remember to keep safety in mind.
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About the author:
Mr. Zambri is a board-certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocates and a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. The association recently named him “Trial Lawyer of the Year” (2011). He has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specializes in personal injury matters, including automobile accident claims, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, and work-accident claims. He has successfully litigated multiple cases against truck and bus companies, the Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority, and other automobile owners. His law firm, in fact, has obtained the largest settlement ever in a personal injury case involving WMATA. Mr. Zambri has also been acknowledged as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers (2011 edition) and has been repeatedly named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2010)– national publications that honor the top lawyers in America.
If you have any questions about your legal rights, please email Mr. Zambri at [email protected] or call him at 202-822-1899.