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Minor in Possession

What can I be Charged With When I am Under the age of 21 and in Possession of Alcohol?

A minor in possession charge will be brought against an individual who purchased or attempted to purchase alcohol, consumed or attempted to consume alcohol, or possessed or attempted to possess alcohol, or had any bodily alcohol content. An individual under the age of 21 will be considered a minor as it relates to crimes associated with alcohol because the legal(state of Michigan) age to purchase or drink alcohol is 21.

What Happens if I Have Multiple Minor in Possession Charges on My Record?

The first MIP violation is considered a civil infraction and the penalty is a $250 fine. The first MIP violation is considered public record and will appear on your driving record. A subsequent MIP violation is a misdemeanor and the penalty is up to 30 days up to a year in jail. A subsequent MIP violation can lead to other consequences such as suspension of one’s driver’s license.

Can I Lose My Driver’s License if I am Charged With the Crime of Minor in Possession?

The short answer is it depends on whether it is your first MIP or subsequent. If you are charged with minor in possession for the first time, you are only facing a civil infraction and a $250 fine. When you are facing subsequent MIPs, you may be facing a suspension of your driver’s license or termination of your driver’s license.

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