Online Alcohol Class offers the most comprehensive Minor in Possession course available in Oklahoma. 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 and parents call us to inquire about the MIP laws in Oklahoma. As a courtesy, we've compiled the laws from every U.S. state and listed them below.
Please note that the Oklahoma MIP laws displayed on this page are intended to assist help you to understand your local Oklahoma laws. While we have tried to show the most up-to-date version of Oklahoma MIP laws, but we do not guarantee its accuracy. This information is not a replacement for legal advice from an attorney. It is in your best interest that you find a qualified attorney for more information about Oklahoma minor in possession laws.
Possession is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):
Notes: In Oklahoma, persons under twenty-one may possess with intent to consume low- point beer (defined as beer or malt beverages not more than 3.2 percent ABW) if under the direct supervision of their parent or guardian. Okla. Stat. tit. 37, § 246.
Consumption is not explicitly prohibited.
Notes: Although Oklahoma law contains no prohibition against underage consumption of alcoholic beverages generally, the state does prohibit consumption of "low- point beer" (defined as containing not more than 3.2 percent ABW) by persons under twenty-one unless under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian. This exception does not allow persons under twenty-one to consume such beverages on premises licensed to dispense low-point beer. Okla. Stat. tit. 37, § 246.
Internal possession is not explicitly prohibited.
Purchase is prohibited, but youth MAY PURCHASE for law enforcement purposes.
Notes: In Oklahoma, persons under twenty-one may purchase or attempt to purchase low- point beer (defined as beer or malt beverages not more than 3.2 percent ABW) if under the direct supervision of their parent or guardian. Okla. Stat. tit. 37, § 246.
Furnishing is prohibited with NO EXCEPTIONS.
Beer: 18 for servers and 21 for bartenders
Wine: 18 for servers and 21 for bartenders
Spirits: 18 for servers and 21 for bartenders
Provision(s) targeting minors:
Provision(s) targeting retailers:
Notes: Beginning July 1, 2006, Oklahoma provides retailers a defense in criminal prosecutions for furnishing minors with "low-point beer" (defined as all beverages containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume and not more than 3.2% alcohol by weight). The defense takes the form of a rebuttable presumption that the retailer reasonably relied upon proof of age if (1) the minor presented what a reasonable person would have believed was a driver license or other government-issued photo identification purporting to establish that the individual was 21 years of age or older; or (2) the retailer confirmed the validity of the driver license or other government-issued photo identification presented by the individual by using a transaction scan device; and (3) if the retailer exercised reasonable diligence to determine whether the physical description and picture on the driver license or other government-issued photo identification was that of the individual who presented it.
BAC limit: 0.00 - any detectable alcohol in the blood is per se (conclusive) evidence of a violation
Applies to drivers under age 21
Keg definition: not less than 4 gallons
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 18
Authority to impose driver's license sanction
Length of suspension/revocation: 180 days
Notes: In Oklahoma, the denial of driving privileges is a consequence imposed on those under 18 years who have possessed an intoxicating beverage or purchased, possessed, or consumed low-point beer (defined as containing not more than 3.2 percent ABW). The court shall order the Department of Public Safety to cancel or deny driving privileges for: a period of six (6) months for a first offense, from the date of the offense or from the date the person reaches sixteen (16) years of age, whichever period of time is longer; for other periods of time for second or subsequent offenses; or, in the discretion of the court, until the person attains twenty-one (21) years of age, if that period of time would be longer than the period otherwise provided.
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