MIP - Alcohol or Marijuana

A person under 21 years of age may not attempt to purchase, purchase or acquire alcoholic beverages and may not have personal possession of alcoholic beverages. Personal possession of alcoholic beverages includes the acceptance or consumption of a bottle of such beverages, or any portion thereof, or a drink of such beverage for a person under age 21.

A person under 21 years of age may not possess, attempt to purchase, or purchase a marijuana item. Purchasing a marijuana item includes accepting a marijuana item, and possessing a marijuana item includes consuming a marijuana item in the last 24 hours.

MIP is a class A violation with a penalty of presumptive fine of $440 if a person under age 21 is operating a motor vehicle while in personal possession of alcoholic beverages or by possessing a marijuana item. The maximum fine is $2,000.

MIP is a class B violation with a penalty of a presumptive fin of $265 if a person is on foot or a passenger in a motor vehicle. The maximum fine is $1,000.

Mandatory court appearance

A citation for the offense of MIP requires you to personally appear before the Judge. Your first court appearance date and time is in on the face of the citation given to you by the police officer.

First conviction

A fine will be ordered. The sentence includes a one year suspension of driving privileges, including your right to apply for a driver's license. The license suspension starts on the date of conviction. If you have a driver's license, the Judge will take your license in the courtroom and send it to the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). At the end of your license suspension period, you must contact DMV and pay a reinstatement fee to get a new driver's license before you drive a vehicle or apply for your driver's license.

For a first offense, you will be eligible to reinstate your driving privileges 90 days after the suspension start date if you complete the following: the fine is paid in full; an education class is completed; a letter is submitted to the Judge stating what you have learned; and you contact the Court to request reinstatement of your driving privileges.

Second or subsequent conviction

A fine will be ordered. You will be required to undergo a diagnostic assessment. The evaluator will refer you to an information program or to a treatment program designed for counseling. You will pay for the cost of your assessment and the treatment program ordered. The sentence includes a one year suspension of driving privileges, as described above; however, there is no early reinstatement of driving privileges during your one year suspension period.