DMV: Minors Possessing Alcohol

 Minors Possessing Alcohol
Holiday Schedule: DMV customer service centers will close for the Memorial Day holiday on Friday, May 27 at 12:30 p.m. and reopen Tuesday, May 31 at 7:45 a.m.  
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Drivers under 21 years old face a mandatory suspension of their license for illegally purchasing or possessing alcohol. Illegal purchase or attempt to purchase carries a fine from $200 to $500.


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

A first offense is an infraction, and any subsequent offense carries a fine from $200 to $500.

In addition, minors convicted of possessing alcohol on private property or in a public place will be subject to a 30-day license suspension and minors convicted of possessing alcohol on streets or highways 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 information on resolving a suspension, you may contact the Drivers Services Division at (860) 263-5720.


Content Last Modified on 7/29/2015 12:39:10 PM