Online Alcohol Class offers the most comprehensive online MIP course available in Texas. 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 our offices to ask about the MIP laws in Texas. As a courtesy, we've compiled the laws from every state and listed them below.
Please note that the Texas minor in possession laws shown on this page are intended to help help you to understand your local Texas laws. While we have tried to show the most up-to-date version of Texas MIP laws, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy. This information is not a replacement for legal advice from a lawyer. It is in your best interest that you find a qualified lawyer for more information about Texas MIP laws.
Possession is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):
Notes: In Texas, a minor may possess an alcoholic beverage if the minor is in the visible presence of his adult parent, guardian, or spouse. Tex. Alco. Bev. Code Ann. § 106.05.
Consumption is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):
Notes: In Texas, a minor may consume an alcoholic beverage if it is in the visible presence of the minor's adult parent, guardian or spouse.
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):
Notes: In Texas, a person may purchase an alcoholic beverage for or give an alcoholic beverage to a minor if he is the minor's adult parent, guardian, or spouse, or an adult in whose custody the minor has been committed by a court, and he is visibly present when the minor possesses or consumes the alcoholic beverage.
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: 0.00 - any detectable alcohol in the blood is per se (conclusive) evidence of a violation
Applies to drivers under age 21
Registration is not required
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
No State-imposed liability for hosting underage drinking parties