Individuals under the age of 21 may not consume or have alcohol in their possession or physical control in Nebraska.
No person shall sell or give away alcohol to a minor in Nebraska.
Under the dram shop and social host liability law, adults and/or retailers who provide or sell alcohol to a minor can be held civilly liable if the intoxicated minor injures or kills someone.
Providing alcohol to minor is a Class I misdemeanor. Adults who provide alcohol to minors can spend up to a year in jail, receive a $1000 fine or both. Recent jail sentences ranged from two months to a year.
You can serve alcohol in a restaurant, work as a bartender, or sell spirits in a liquor store at age 19 in Nebraska, but you must be 21 to consume alcohol.
The Nebraska .02 law or "zero tolerance law" is a law to prevent minors from drinking and driving. The .02 law makes it unlawful for anyone under the age of 21 to have a measurable amount of alcohol in their body while driving on Nebraska roadways.