Michigan laws

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In the new year minors found in possession of alcohol will get a little more leniency under the law.

The consequences defined by Michigan’s minor is possession or MIP law are changing starting January first.

The first MIP offense will be a civil infraction, instead of a misdemeanor. A minor will have to pay a fine and could be sentenced to community service or to substance abuse classes. The civil infraction will appear on a person’s driving record.