Heart Disease drinking too much can increase your risk for cancer. Cancers include: liver, stomach, breast, colon and mouth cancer. Besides cancer, it raises the likelihood of developing inflammation in your pancreas and stomach lining. Also Alcohol abuse is associated with brain lesions. Alcohol related brain damage is due to the direct toxic effects of alcohol, alcohol withdrawal, nutritional deficiency, and electrolyte disturbances. It is especially harmful for underage drinkers because their bodies don’t stop developing until the age of twenty-one.
Underage drinking can cause a vast amount of problems besides health effects. According to the Pennsylvania state law, underage drinking encompasses a much broader range of conduct than just drinking. The law states that anyone under the age of 21 found purchasing, trying to purchase, consuming, possessing, or knowingly transporting alcohol is considered to be in violation of the law. Underage Drinking comes with a vast variety of punishments, from license suspension to fines to possible jail time. Suspension of Driver’s License: ninety days for the first conviction, one year for a second, and two years for a third. If you don’t have a driver’s license when you are convicted, you will be prohibited from applying for a learner’s permit for the period of time your license would have been suspended had you had a license. For a first offense you may be issued a Fine of up to $300, plus administrative costs of about $120. For second and third convictions, the fine is at least $500 and up to $1,000, plus administrative costs.
For any offense (first or fifth) a judge might have you placed in jail for up to ninety days. Underage drinking citations do not appear on criminal background checks because they are not finger printable