What is an ‘MIP’?

My son at college got a ticket for MIP.

Asked on March 16, 2018 under Criminal Law, Connecticut


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Every state has passed laws to prohibit anyone under the age of 21 from possessing or consuming any alcoholic beverage. These laws are known as "minor in possession" (MIP) laws. If convicted, the person will typically be charged with a lowest degree misdemeanor. As a general rule, a minor will have their driver’s licenses suspended, be fined, and possibly be ordered to participate in an alcohol treatment program. In certain cases, jail time may also be imposed. 

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