Online Alcohol Class offers the most comprehensive MIP instruction available in Louisiana. We offer Level 1 (8 hour), Level 2 (16 hour), and Level 3 (24 hour) online Minor in Possession and Minor in Consumption Courses.
Often students and parents call us to inquire about the MIP laws in Louisiana. As a courtesy, we've compiled the laws from every state and listed them below.
Please note that the Louisiana minor in possession laws shown below are intended to assist help you to learn about your local Louisiana laws. While we have tried to show the most up-to-date version of Louisiana minor in possession laws, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy. This web page is not a substitute for legal advice from an attorney. It is in your best interest that you find a qualified lawyer for more information about Louisiana minor in possession laws.
Possession is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):
Consumption is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):
Internal possession is not explicitly prohibited.
Purchase is prohibited and there is NO ALLOWANCE for youth 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
Beer: Not Specified
Wine: Not Specified
Spirits: Not Specified
Condition(s) that must be met in order for an underage person to sell alcoholic beverages:
Provision(s) targeting minors:
Provision(s) targeting retailers:
Notes: In Louisiana, beginning January 1, 2000, and thereafter, special identification cards issued to applicants less than twenty-one years of age shall contain a highly visible distinctive color to clearly indicate that the card has been issued to an applicant less than twenty-one years of age. Special identification cards are to be accepted as valid identification of the person to whom it was issued but does not enable the person to whom it is issued to operate a motor vehicle. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 40:1321.
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: four or more gallons
Purchaser information collected:
Warning information to purchaser: active – purchaser action required (e.g., signature)
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:
Notes: In Louisiana, a person between the ages of 13 and 18 years old who is adjudicated delinquent of a crime or offense involving alcohol shall lose his or her driving privileges for not less than 90 days but not more than one year or until he or she has reached the age of 18 years, whichever is longer.
No State-imposed liability for hosting underage drinking parties.