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Boston Attorney To Face Charges in Hingham For Hosting Underage Drinking Party

A Scituate mom will be summoned to Hingham court to determine whether she violated the state’s social host law.

A Boston attorney will face charges in Hingham District Court after police say she hosted an underage party with drinking at her Scituate home.

Tracy Miner, a prominent attorney, will be summoned to Hingham court to determine whether she violated the state’s social host law, according to CBS.com.

When police arrived at Miner’s home, they found two 55 gallon containers full of beer cans and liquor bottles in the basement and the room smelt of marijuana, CBS reported.

The New Years incident comes just a year after a Hingham mom faced similar charges for allegedly hosting a party on Brewer Way.

Hingham had charges of selling/delivering liquor to a person under the age of 21 and keeping a noisy and disorderly house continued without a finding of guilty to March 12, 2013 in Hingham District Court.  

“Parents have a liability for being responsible for knowing what’s going on in their house,” Hingham Police Sgt. Steven Dearth said last April when asked about the issue. 

Under the “social host” law, a  host is liable when he or she serves alcohol or controls the supply of alcohol.  Any parent who is convicted of allowing alcohol to be delivered to minors could face up to one year in prison or up to a $2,000 fine or both.

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