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Minors Possessing Alcohol

While it may seem like a relativley small offense, the charge of Minor in Possession of Alcohol can have severe consquences in the form of License Suspension and Fines.  Drivers under 21 years old face a mandatory suspension of their licenses for illegally purchasing or possessing alcohol. Illegal purchase or attempt to purchase carries a fine from $200 to $500.

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Connecticut law prohibits those under the age of 21 from possessing alcohol in public places and on private property. A first offense is an infraction, and any subsequent offense carries a fine from $200 to $500. In addition, minors convicted of possession on streets or highways will be subject to 60-day license suspensions, and  minors convicted of possession on private property or in a public places other than on public streets or highways will be subject to a 30-day license suspensions.

Penalties for Minors Possessing Alcohol

First Offense and Subsequent Offenses - "On Streets or Highways"

  • 60-Day License Suspension
  • $200 to $500 Fine


First Offense and Subsequent Offenses - Not On Streets or Highways

  • 30-Day License Suspension
  • $200 to $500 Fine

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