DMV: Minors Possessing Alcohol

 Minors Possessing Alcohol, Cannabis or Drug Paraphernalia
 

Holiday Closing:  On Friday, May 24, DMV offices will close at 12:30 p.m. for the Memorial Day holiday.  Offices will remain closed on Saturday, May 25 and will reopen on Tuesday, May 28 at 7:45 a.m.    

 

Connecticut law prohibits those under the age of 21 from possessing alcohol, drugs, or drug paraphernalia in public places and on private property.

 

You do not need to be in or near a motor vehicle to be issued a citation for possession.

 

Minors convicted of possessing alcohol on private property or in a public place are subject to a 30-day license suspension and minors convicted of possessing alcohol on streets or highways are subject to a 60-day license suspension. If the minor has not obtained a drivers license, the privilege to obtain a license will be suspended for 150 days.

 

Minors convicted of possessing a cannabis type substance or drug paraphernalia will be subject to a 60-day license suspension. If the minor has not obtained a drivers license, the privilege to obtain a license will be suspended for 150 days.

 

A $175.00 restoration fee is required for all suspensions.

 

See information on resolving a suspension

 

If you have additional questions, you may contact the Drivers Services Division at (860) 263-5720.

 





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