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  MICHIGAN LAW  
     
 
For Youth
 
     
  It is illegal for a person under the age of 21 to:  
 
Consume alcohol.
 
     
 
Have any bodily alcohol content.
 
     
 
Have alcohol in their possession regardless if they consumed or not.
 
     
 
Use a fake ID to obtain alcohol.
 
     
 
Transport an unopened alcohol container in a motor vehicle.
 
     
 
Possess or transfer an opened alcohol container in a motor vehicle.
 
     
 
Allow any person to use your motor vehicle after they have been drinking.
 
     
  If you are under 21 and are caught with alcohol in your possession (“Minor In Possession” or MIP)  
  The First Time  
     
 
Fine $100.
 
     
 
If you are under 18, your parents will be notified.
 
     
 
May receive court imposed requirements for education, screening, assessment, treatment, and/or community service.
 
     
 
Entered into a statewide tracking system.
 
     
 
Opportunity to not have a misdemeanor record if you complete all probation requirements.
 
     
 
For Parents and Other Adults
 
     
  Did you Know?  
     
 
It is illegal to provide alcohol to minors. You can be charged with a felony.
 
     
 
It is illegal to provide alcohol to minors in your own home.
 
     
 
It is illegal to provide a fake ID to anyone under 21
 
     
 
You are legally responsible for anything that might happen to a minor who has been served alcohol in your home.
 
     
 
You may be subject to criminal prosecution and fines.
 
     
 
If you furnish alcohol to a minor you may be liable for monetary damages caused by that individual in a civil lawsuit.
 
     
 
Providing Alcohol
to Minors is
ILLEGAL
 
     
 
Fines are up to $1000 and/or up
to 60 days in jail and possible
community service.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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