If your child gets slapped with a minor in possession charge, you may be blindsided and unsure of what is involved. Will they be fined? Have to spend time in jail?
In this post, we’ll detail what you need to know about minor in possession charges and how to fight back with the help of a knowledgeable lawyer.
Texas Minor in Possession Laws
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code prohibits the following activities for those under the age of 21:
- Purchase of alcohol
- Attempt to purchase alcohol
- Consumption of alcohol
- Possession of alcohol
- Driving or operating watercraft or motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol
- Misrepresentation of age
This law essentially prohibits a minor from making any contact with alcohol. [...]