Texas underage drinking laws can sometimes be unfairly applied. A good case-in-point? The various circumstances that can lead to a minor being charged with MIP — Minor in Possession — without ever drinking a drop.
Texas MIP laws say it’s illegal for any person under 21-years-old to possess, buy or consume alcohol; or to intentionally give falsified information to obtain it. (Sections 106.02(a), 106.04(a), 106.05(a), and 106.07(a))
So let’s take a look at a few of the precarious situations in which your minor may wind up charged, what it could mean for their future, and the ways you might be able to fight back.
Different Situations That Can Lead to Texas MIP Charges
A citation for MIP may be issued [...]