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Category: Minor in Possession

Oct 15
2018

Will Your Texas Teen Be Arrested This Halloween?

Criminal Mischief | Disorderly Conduct | Halloween | Juvenile Crimes | Minor in Possession | Trespassing

For parents of younger children, Halloween is often one of the most fun holidays. Maybe you’ll get to see your child dressed up in a Halloween parade. Or get to see their amazed expressions as decorations go up around the neighborhood.

It’s not quite the same with older adolescents and teens. While younger kids tend to be all about the candy, bigger ones tend to see the night as an opportunity to let loose and cause some mischief with their friends.

Unfortunately, this mischief could result in an arrest for your teenager depending on their “trick” of choice. The following charges are often given to Texas teens who play pranks or otherwise get a bit too wild on Halloween. If [...]

Sep 7
2018

Underage College Drinking: If Your Kid Gets a Texas MIP Charge

Liquor Liability | Minor in Possession

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. [...]

Dec 8
2017

What It Means to Face a Texas Minor in Possession Charge

Juvenile Crimes | Minor in Possession

If you or your child are facing a minor in possession charge in Texas, you need to understand what the law says and what penalties are associated with a conviction.

Below, we’re going to discuss what the law says and how an experienced Fort Worth criminal attorney can help you.

The Texas Minor in Possession Law

Texas law prohibits a minor under the age of 21 from engaging in the following acts:

  • Buying alcohol
  • Possessing alcohol
  • Consuming alcohol
  • Intentionally using false information to obtain alcohol
  • Driving or operating a motor vehicle or watercraft while under the influence of alcohol
  • Importation or possession with intent to import alcohol into the state of Texas

Are There Exemptions?

Only four exemptions exist [...]

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