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Friday, July 30, 2010

About Minor in Possession Laws


Being charged in Texas as a minor in possession is no laughing matter and the consequences are serious. This offense is technically defined as being under 21 and possessing or consuming alcohol. A person can be convicted and sentenced to jail time, loss of driver’s license and health fines. This can even apply to simply being in the vicinity of alcohol being served and consumed by those under the age of 21.

What are the consequences? First, if you are under the age of 21 and consume alcohol, you will be fined around $500 and have your license suspended until you are 21, along with having to complete community service. If you are behind the wheel and under the influence, there are even stricter penalties. The first instance comes with fines, community service and probation. Any additional offenses come with larger fines, larger community service requirements and the addition of jail time. Do not risk such steep penalties-avoid being a minor in possession.

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