State and Local Alcohol and Drug Laws


STATE AND LOCAL ALCOHOL & DRUG LAWS 2013-2014

Law

Penalties

MIP - Minor in Possession

(Underage consumption or Possession)

Misdemeanor - Loss of license for 6 months or longer and minimum $500 fine or 50 hours of community service.

Drinking while Driving

Misdemeanor - Fine

Underage Drinking while Driving

(Persons under 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher)

Misdemeanor - Suspended license for one year and minimum $500 fine or 50 hours of community service. Attend VASAP educational program.

Drinking and Driving

(Persons with a BAC of .08 or lower)

 

(Persons with a BAC of .15-.20)

 

(Persons with a BAC over .20)

Misdemeanor - Fine up to $2,500 and/or jail for 12 months. Impounding of car or loss of license for one year. Suspension of license.

Mandatory jail time of 5 days plus above fines and penalties.

Mandatory jail time of 10 days plus above fines and penalties.

Driving on a Restricted License

with BAC of .02 or more

Fine up to $2,500 and/or jail time for 12 months, plus one to three year license suspension.

Drinking and Driving

with a passenger 17 years or younger

Misdemeanor - Fine up to $500-$1,000. Mandatory 5 days minimum jail time, plus penalties of DUI.

Implied Consent for BAC Test

(Unreasonable refusal to take BAC test)

Loss of driver's license for 12 months.

Use of Fake ID to purchase alcoholic beverages

Misdemeanor - Mandatory loss of license 6 months - one year and $500 fine or 50 community service hours. Possible identity theft charges.

DIP - Drunk in Public

Misdemeanor - Fine up to $250.

Purchase of alcoholic beverages for intoxicated individuals

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Purchasing, giving, providing, or assisting in providing alcohol to person under 21

Guilty if you have "reason to know"

Misdemeanor - Fine up to $2,500 and/or up to 12 months in jail and suspended license for one year.

Possession of Marijuana

Sale of Marijuana

Misdemeanor - jail up to 30 days and/or $500 fine for a first offense. For a 2nd offense, 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine. Intent to distribute more than ½ oz. - at least 10 years in prison. Suspension of license could be warranted.

Possession, Selling, Distribution of "synthetic cannabinoids"

Felony:

Possession - 12 months jail and/or $2,500 fine.

Possession with intent to distribute - 1-5 years in prison and/or $2,500 fine.

Selling/Distribution - 1-5 years in prison and/or $2,500 fine.

Possession, Selling, Giving, Distributing or Manufacturing a controlled substance or imitation controlled substance.

Felony:

Once convicted, if controlled substance was Schedule I or II, offender shall be imprisoned for not less than five nor more than 40 years and fined not more than $500,000.