Online Alcohol Class offers the most comprehensive online Minor in Possession classes available in Arizona. We offer Level 1 (8 hour), Level 2 (16 hour), and Level 3 (24 hour) web-based Minor in Possession and Minor in Consumption Courses.
Often students call our offices to ask about the MIP laws in Arizona. As a courtesy, we've compiled the laws from every U.S. state and listed them below.
Please note that the Arizona MIP laws displayed below are meant to help help you to learn about your local Arizona laws. While we have tried to show the most up-to-date version of Arizona MIP laws, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy. This web page is not a replacement for legal advice from an attorney. It is in your best interest that you find an appropriate attorney for more information about Arizona MIP laws.
Possession is prohibited with NO EXCEPTIONS.
Consumption is prohibited with NO EXCEPTIONS.
Internal possession is not explicitly prohibited.
Notes: INTERNAL POSSESSION: Although Arizona does not prohibit Internal Possession as defined by APIS, beginning on May 23, 2002, it has a statutory provision that makes it unlawful, "[f]or a person under the age of twenty-one years to have in the person's body any spirituous liquor." Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 4-244.
Purchase is prohibited, but youth MAY PURCHASE for law enforcement purposes.
Furnishing is prohibited with NO EXCEPTIONS.
Beer: 19 for both servers and bartenders
Wine: 19 for both servers and bartenders
Spirits: 19 for both servers and bartenders
Condition(s) that must be met in order for an underage person to sell alcoholic beverages:
Notes: Off-sale retailers may employ persons who are at least 16 years of age to check out, if supervised by a person on the premises who is at least 19 years of age, package or carry merchandise, including spirituous liquor, in unbroken packages, for the convenience of the customer of the employer, if the employer sells primarily merchandise other than spirituous liquor.
Provision(s) targeting minors:
Provision(s) targeting retailers:
BAC limit: 0.00 - any detectable alcohol in the blood is per se (conclusive) evidence of a violation
Applies to drivers under age 21
Registration is not required
Type(s) of violation leading to driver's license suspension, revocation, or denial:
Use/lose penalties apply to minors under age 18
Authority to impose driver's license sanction
Length of suspension/revocation:
Social host law is specifically limited to underage drinking parties.
Action by underage guest that triggers violation: Possession Consumption
Property type(s) covered by liability law:
Standard for hosts' knowledge or action regarding the party: NEGLIGENCE - host knew or should have known of the event's occurrence (in legal terminology this is referred to as "constructive knowledge")
Notes: Arizona's social host provision applies to gatherings of two or more underage persons on unlicensed premises, where the person charged knows or should know that one or more of the underage persons is in possession of or consuming spirituous liquor.