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Easy Definition of Minor in Possession

Minor In Possession

Minor in possession (MIP) is considered a serious offense that denotes an individual under the age of 21 years old in possession of alcoholic substances. The charges or penalties associated with MIP will vary based on the jurisdiction and the presence of prior convictions.

Since minors, or those under the age of 21 years old, are the only individuals that can be found guilty, the first wrongdoing or charge is primarily focused on educating the individual to the dangers associated with underage drinking.

Subsequent charges for a minor in possession will be more severe and generally include the following penalties: Fines up to $500 which are paid to the underlying courthouse, a suspension of an individual's driver's license, a mandatory alcohol or drug awareness class, probation, and mandatory community service.

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