MIP LAW

MINOR IN POSSESSION (MIP) STATUTES

Missouri Law makes it a Minor In Possession Offense for minors to consume alcohol. It is called Possession by Consumption. Revised Missouri Statutes Section 311.325.1 states:

Any person under the age of twenty-one years, who purchases or attempts to purchase, or has in his or her possession, any intoxicating liquor as defined in section 311.020 or who is visibly intoxicated as defined in section 577.001, RSMo, or has a detectable blood alcohol content of more than two-hundredths of one percent or more by weight of alcohol in such person’s blood is guilty of a misdemeanor.

A Minor in Possession conviction could cost you your license. Revised Missouri Statutes Section 577.500.2 states:

A court of competent jurisdiction shall, upon a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, conviction or finding of guilt, or, if the court is a juvenile court, upon a finding of fact that the offense was committed by a juvenile, enter an order suspending or revoking the driving privileges of any person determined to have committed a crime or violation of section 311.325, RSMo, and who, at the time said crime or violation was committed, was more than fifteen years of age and under twenty-one years of age.

First Offense MIP could cost you your license for 90 days. Penalties for subsequent offenses get more and more serious.   Revised Missouri Statutes Section 577.600.6 – Length  of Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation states:

The period of suspension for a first offense under subsection 1 of this section shall be ninety days. Any second or subsequent offense under subsection 1 of this section shall result in revocation of the offender’s driving privileges for one year. The period of suspension for a first offense under subsection 2 of this section shall be thirty days. The period of suspension for a second offense under subsection 2 of this section shall be ninety days. Any third or subsequent offense under subsection 2 of this section shall result in revocation of the offender’s driving privileges for one year.

 

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