Oklahoma Minor in Possession Laws

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Often students and parents call us to inquire about the MIP laws in Oklahoma. As a courtesy, we've compiled the laws from every U.S. state and listed them below.

Please note that the Oklahoma MIP laws displayed on this page are intended to assist help you to understand your local Oklahoma laws. While we have tried to show the most up-to-date version of Oklahoma MIP laws, but we do not guarantee its accuracy. This information is not a replacement for legal advice from an attorney. It is in your best interest that you find a qualified attorney for more information about Oklahoma minor in possession laws.

Oklahoma Minor In Possession Laws

Oklahoma Underage Possession of Alcohol

Possession is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):

  • Private location

Notes: In Oklahoma, persons under twenty-one may possess with intent to consume low- point beer (defined as beer or malt beverages not more than 3.2 percent ABW) if under the direct supervision of their parent or guardian. Okla. Stat. tit. 37, § 246.

Oklahoma Underage Consumption of Alcohol

Consumption is not explicitly prohibited.

Notes: Although Oklahoma law contains no prohibition against underage consumption of alcoholic beverages generally, the state does prohibit consumption of "low- point beer" (defined as containing not more than 3.2 percent ABW) by persons under twenty-one unless under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian. This exception does not allow persons under twenty-one to consume such beverages on premises licensed to dispense low-point beer. Okla. Stat. tit. 37, § 246.

Oklahoma Internal Possession by Minors

Internal possession is not explicitly prohibited.

Oklahoma Underage Purchase of Alcohol

Purchase is prohibited, but youth MAY PURCHASE for law enforcement purposes.

Notes: In Oklahoma, persons under twenty-one may purchase or attempt to purchase low- point beer (defined as beer or malt beverages not more than 3.2 percent ABW) if under the direct supervision of their parent or guardian. Okla. Stat. tit. 37, § 246.

Furnishing Alcohol to Minors in Oklahoma

Furnishing is prohibited with NO EXCEPTIONS.

Minimum Ages for On-Premises Servers and Bartenders in Oklahoma

Beer: 18 for servers and 21 for bartenders

Wine: 18 for servers and 21 for bartenders

Spirits: 18 for servers and 21 for bartenders

Minimum Ages for Off-Premises Sellers of Alcoholic Beverages in Oklahoma

Beer: 21

Wine: 21

Spirits: 21

False Identification for Obtaining Alcohol in Oklahoma

Provision(s) targeting minors:

  • Use of a false ID to obtain alcohol is a criminal offense
  • Penalty may include driver's license suspension through a judicial procedure

Provision(s) targeting retailers:

  • Licenses for drivers under age 21 are easily distinguishable from those for drivers age 21 and older
  • No statutory affirmative defense - statutes do not provide an affirmative defense related to retailer's belief that the minor was 21 years of age or older

Notes: Beginning July 1, 2006, Oklahoma provides retailers a defense in criminal prosecutions for furnishing minors with "low-point beer" (defined as all beverages containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume and not more than 3.2% alcohol by weight). The defense takes the form of a rebuttable presumption that the retailer reasonably relied upon proof of age if (1) the minor presented what a reasonable person would have believed was a driver license or other government-issued photo identification purporting to establish that the individual was 21 years of age or older; or (2) the retailer confirmed the validity of the driver license or other government-issued photo identification presented by the individual by using a transaction scan device; and (3) if the retailer exercised reasonable diligence to determine whether the physical description and picture on the driver license or other government-issued photo identification was that of the individual who presented it.

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Limits and Underage Operators of Noncommercial Motor Vehicles in Oklahoma

BAC limit: 0.00 - any detectable alcohol in the blood is per se (conclusive) evidence of a violation

Applies to drivers under age 21

Oklahoma Retail Sales: Keg Registration

Keg definition: not less than 4 gallons

Prohibited:

  • Destroying the label on a keg - max. fine/jail: $500 or 6 months

Purchaser information collected:

  • Purchaser's name and address
  • Verified by a government-issued ID

Warning information to purchaser: passive – no purchaser action required

Deposit: not required

Provisions do not specifically address disposable kegs

Oklahoma Underage Driving: Use/Lose

Type(s) of violation leading to driver's license suspension, revocation, or denial:

  • Underage possession

Use/lose penalties apply to minors under age 18

Authority to impose driver's license sanction

  • Mandatory

Length of suspension/revocation: 180 days

Notes: In Oklahoma, the denial of driving privileges is a consequence imposed on those under 18 years who have possessed an intoxicating beverage or purchased, possessed, or consumed low-point beer (defined as containing not more than 3.2 percent ABW). The court shall order the Department of Public Safety to cancel or deny driving privileges for: a period of six (6) months for a first offense, from the date of the offense or from the date the person reaches sixteen (16) years of age, whichever period of time is longer; for other periods of time for second or subsequent offenses; or, in the discretion of the court, until the person attains twenty-one (21) years of age, if that period of time would be longer than the period otherwise provided.

Prohibitions Against Hosting Underage Drinking Parties in Oklahoma

Social host law is not specifically limited to underage drinking parties.

Action by underage guest that triggers violation: Possession Consumption

Property type(s) covered by liability law:

  • Residence
  • Outdoor
  • Other

Standard for hosts' knowledge or action regarding the party: KNOWLEDGE - host must have actual knowledge of the occurrence

Exception(s):

  • Resident

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