As of January 1, 2018, the Minor in Possession (MIP) law has changed. To better understand the legislation, please read below. This information does not serve as legal advice. For free legal advice, U-M students may contact Student Legal Services at 734-763-9920.
The change does shift a first MIP from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction (this includes a fine without a required court appearance). A subsequent violation remains a misdemeanor.