Virginia Minor In Possession Consequences
If you’re under age 21 and you purchase, possess and/or consume alcohol, you face a fine ranging from $500 to $2,500, up to 12 months in jail and mandatory suspension of your driver’s license for at least six months but not more than one year.
If you are under age 21 and you use or attempt to use an altered, fictitious or simulated document or student ID to establish a false age in an attempt to consume or purchase alcoholic beverages, you will:
- Be fined at least $500 or, be required to perform at least 50 hours of community service.
- Face up to 12 months in jail and,
- Face mandatory suspension of your drivers’s license for at least six months but not more than one year.
Drinking or possessing alcoholic beverages on public school grounds can result in a fine of up to $1,000 and up to six months in jail regardless of your age. Contact our Richmond criminal lawyers today for a FREE MIP legal consultation.