Online Alcohol Class offers the most comprehensive MIP course available in Connecticut. We offer Level 1 (8 hour), Level 2 (16 hour), and Level 3 (24 hour) web-based Minor in Possession and Minor in Consumption Classes.
Often students call us to ask about the MIP laws in Connecticut. As a courtesy, we've compiled the laws from every U.S. state and listed them below.
Please note that the Connecticut minor in possession laws displayed below are intended to assist help you to understand your local Connecticut laws. While we have tried to show the most up-to-date version of Connecticut minor in possession laws, but we do not guarantee its accuracy. This information is not a replacement for legal advice from a lawyer. It is in your best interest that you find an appropriate attorney for more information about Connecticut MIP laws.
Possession is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):
Consumption is not explicitly prohibited.
Internal possession is not explicitly prohibited.
Purchase is prohibited, but youth MAY PURCHASE for law enforcement purposes.
Furnishing is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):
Beer: 18 for both servers and bartenders
Wine: 18 for both servers and bartenders
Spirits: 18 for both servers and bartenders
Provision(s) targeting minors:
Provision(s) targeting retailers:
BAC limit: 0.02 - a BAC level above the limit is per se (conclusive) evidence of a violation
Applies to drivers under age 21
Keg definition: 6 gallons or more
Purchaser information collected:
Warning information to purchaser: passive – no purchaser action required
Deposit: not required
Provisions do not specifically address disposable kegs
Type(s) of violation leading to driver's license suspension, revocation, or denial:
Use/lose penalties apply to minors under age 21
Authority to impose driver's license sanction
Length of suspension/revocation: 30 days
Notes: In addition to the 30 day suspension penalty mentioned in the table above, Connecticut imposes a license suspension of 60 days if underage possession occurs "on any public street or highway." See Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 14-111e(a), 30-89(b)(1). APIS does not code provisions that apply only when the minor is located on a public street or highway.
Social host law is not specifically limited to underage drinking parties.
Action by underage guest that triggers violation: Possession
Property type(s) covered by liability law:
Standard for hosts' knowledge or action regarding the party: KNOWLEDGE - host must have actual knowledge of the occurrence
Preventive action by the host negates the violation (see note).
Notes: The "preventive action" provision in Connecticut requires the prosecution to prove that the host failed to take preventive action.