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What are the Laws and Penalties for Minor Possession?

In Utah, if a minor buys or merely attempts to buy, possess or consume alcohol, there are certain penalties they can face. Adults who sell it to minors, even if they have liquor licenses, can also face certain consequences.

 

There are two specific exceptions to the Utah law that makes it illegal for minors to possess or consume alcohol. They include the following:

 

 

When a minor is in possession of alcohol in the state of Utah, the crime is charged as a misdemeanor. There are certain penalties that automatically come as a result of a conviction. For a first conviction, the individual will have their driver’s license suspended for one year. If it’s the person’s second conviction, their license is suspended for two years. However, if the minor doesn’t have a license yet or has not yet even applied for a learner’s permit, their license will be suspended when they reach eligibility.

 

In some instances of a first offense, the suspension may be reduced if the minor successfully completes a program ordered by the court. For a second or higher violation, the court may order the person to enter both educational and treatment programs.

 

If there is an additional violation while the license suspension is in place, there is an additional suspension of two years. There are also penalties for illegally buying alcohol while using a fake ID, including the following:

 

 

If you or someone you love was arrested for minor possession in Utah, contact a Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer at InfiniTeam Legal Solutions immediately. InfiniTeam Legal Solutions will build a strong defense for the case.

In Utah, if a minor buys or merely attempts to buy, possess or consume alcohol, there are certain penalties they can face. Adults who sell it to minors, even if they have liquor licenses, can also face certain consequences.

 

There are two specific exceptions to the Utah law that makes it illegal for minors to possess or consume alcohol. They include the following:

 

 

When a minor is in possession of alcohol in the state of Utah, the crime is charged as a misdemeanor. There are certain penalties that automatically come as a result of a conviction. For a first conviction, the individual will have their driver’s license suspended for one year. If it’s the person’s second conviction, their license is suspended for two years. However, if the minor doesn’t have a license yet or has not yet even applied for a learner’s permit, their license will be suspended when they reach eligibility.

 

In some instances of a first offense, the suspension may be reduced if the minor successfully completes a program ordered by the court. For a second or higher violation, the court may order the person to enter both educational and treatment programs.

 

If there is an additional violation while the license suspension is in place, there is an additional suspension of two years. There are also penalties for illegally buying alcohol while using a fake ID, including the following:

 

 

If you or someone you love was arrested for minor possession in Utah, contact a Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer at InfiniTeam Legal Solutions immediately. InfiniTeam Legal Solutions will build a strong defense for the case.

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