National Youth Rights Association. FAQ – Most troubling is what happens to parents who recognize the inevitability of underage drinking will try to provide safe, supervised places for high school students to have parties. These parents can be punished to ridiculous lengths for their attempts to allow safe drinking. In February 2003 Elsa and George Robinson were sentenced to 8 years in prison for providing alcohol at their son’s birthday party. That’s right, 8 years. The harsh drinking age ruins more lives than it helps.