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Can a waiter/waitress ask for my ID after I drink alcohol?

I am 20 years old. I was wondering if say, someone bought a drink and gave it to me and I begin drinking. Is it policy for waiters/waitresses to come and check my ID?

Asked By: dominoonimod - 3/21/2012
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Absolutley! I have been a server for 16 years, and in California, we are required to ask anyone who looks underage "Are you 21 or over?" and the "Can I please see your I.D.?" If I saw someone in my station who was drinking but looked underage I would definitley ask for I.D. Why? Because the restaurant can get lose... More
Answered By: Tina T. - 3/21/2012
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They can if they suspect something is amiss given that you did not order the alcoholic beverage and suddenly you are the one drinking it. It's a matter of them protecting themselves from fines or lawsuits.
Answered By: Ed - 3/21/2012
 
it's the law for them to check it. so yes, if someone buys a drink and you sip it, or they give it to you, it's the obligation of the restaurant/establishment and therefore the waiter/waitress to check your ID.
Answered By: Amanda - 3/21/2012
 
You BOTH can be arrested.
Answered By: Rob R - 3/21/2012
 
no they never check id's i was 15 my friend was18 and another friend was 25 he was buying it and i think one of the waitress came and new i was underage and she didnt care
Answered By: Candy Man Is Coming! - 3/21/2012
 
Sure. You may be asked for your ID at any time, by any official person, including police.
Answered By: Dart - 3/21/2012
 
If your 20 your old enough to drink alchol anyhow?? Wheres the problem?
Answered By: Ben - 3/21/2012
 
Yes.
Answered By: Ellie Joan - 3/21/2012
 
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