It is illegal for a person under the age of 21 years old to consume any alcohol. Additionally, if you are under 21 it is illegal to purchase or attempt to purchase any alcoholic beverage unless under the supervision of a responsible person over the age of 21 for training, education, or research purposes. If you have been charged with underage consumption, you will need a solid Minneapolis DWI Defense team to help you navigate and get a favorable result in your case.
Underage Consumption in a Non-Motor Vehicle Consequences
In Minnesota, a conviction for underage consumption is a petty misdemeanor. However, the charge may be enhanced to a misdemeanor depending on the number of prior offenses and/or particular circumstances of your case. A misdemeanor offense is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a $1000 fine.
Should I Hire a Minneapolis DWI Defense Team?
An experienced attorney is essential when dealing with complex underage drinking laws. Gerald Miller PA has defended thousands of alcohol cases and has over 35 years experience in criminal defense. Our goal is to guide you through these difficult times and help obtain the best result possible for your individual situation. Contact us today at 612-341-9080 for a free consultation.
For more information see the Minnesota Underage Drinking and Driving Statute 169A.33.
See also Under 21 DWI / DUI Penalties
See also Minor Consumption Violation