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Minor in possession of alcohol

An individual may have their license revoked for either a minor in possession conviction or for providing alcohol to a minor.



Minor in Possession Convictions:


The length of revocation for a minor in possession conviction varies:


MIP Convictions


Length of Restraint

Probationary Driver's License?

1st offense

3 months*


2nd offense

6 months


3rd offense

12 months



*On first offenses the revocation will will go into effect only if the minor has not completed a court ordered assessment or program.


There are no driving privileges that can be granted by the Hearings Division while under this type of action.


You may request a hearing, however the only issue is whether the convictions were correctly reported by the court.


For information on reinstatement, click here.


Legal Authority:  C.R.S.  § 42-2-125



Providing Alcohol to a Minor:


If an individual is convicted of or receives a deferred sentence for providing alcohol to a minor, a 6 month suspension will go into effect.


While under suspension, you may not drive until your license is reinstated. 


A probationary driver’s license may be requested for driving to work, school, medical reasons, and any probation requirements. However, if there are other actions pending or already in affect, this may affect the driver’s ability to obtain a probationary driver’s license.


A hearing may be requested, but not until after 30 days of the suspension have passed.


For information regarding reinstatement, click here.


Legal Authority: C.R.S. § 42-2-127.6



*Disclaimer: This summary was prepared by the Department of Revenue Hearings Division and should be used as a reference only. Interested parties should refer to the full text of the law and seek legal counsel before drawing conclusions.