Online Alcohol Class offers the most comprehensive online Minor in Possession classes available in Missouri. 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 call us to ask about the MIP laws in Missouri. As a courtesy, we've compiled the laws from every U.S. state and listed them below.
Please note that the Missouri MIP laws shown below are meant to assist help you to understand your local Missouri laws. While we have tried to show the most up-to-date version of Missouri minor in possession laws, but we do not guarantee its accuracy. This information is not a substitute for legal advice from a lawyer. It is in your best interest that you find a qualified attorney for more information about Missouri minor in possession laws.
Possession is prohibited with NO EXCEPTIONS.
Consumption is not explicitly prohibited.
Internal possession is prohibited with NO EXCEPTIONS.
Purchase is prohibited, but youth MAY PURCHASE for law enforcement purposes.
Furnishing is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):
Beer: 18 for servers and 21 for bartenders
Wine: 18 for servers and 21 for bartenders
Spirits: 18 for servers and 21 for bartenders
Condition(s) that must be met in order for an underage person to sell alcoholic beverages:
Provision(s) targeting minors:
Provision(s) targeting suppliers:
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: four gallons or more
Purchaser information collected:
Warning information to purchaser: active – purchaser action required (e.g., signature)
Deposit required: $50
Provisions specifically address disposable kegs
Notes: Although Missouri does not require a retailer to record the number of a keg purchaser's ID, it does require the retailer to record the form of identification presented by the purchaser, as well as the purchaser's name, address, and date of birth.
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: Although Missouri does not authorize a Use / Lose penalty for all underage consumption, a law that became effective on August 28, 2005 imposes the mandatory license sanction on an underage person who “has a detectable blood alcohol content of more than two-hundredths of one percent or more by weight of alcohol in such person's blood.” See Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 311.325(1), 577.500(2).
Social host law is not specifically limited to underage drinking parties.
Action by underage guest that triggers violation: Possession Consumption
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).