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    Question: I was drinking during the day the other day and my friend, who was a sober driver, got pulled over. The cop asked for IDs but I didn't have mine because I was at a pool party all day. He gave me a Minor in Consumption ticket because he smelled alcohol on me and I told him I was not 21. What is the typical fine for a minor in consumption in Arizona and are there diversion programs you can take?

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    Justice Courts can impose fines as well as community service hours, even misdemeanor probation. The amount of fines varies from county to county. Typically, there is a fine of about $125.00 on a first offense. Diversion is available in some counties, at the discretion of the prosecutor.

    In the Juvenile Court, a drinking charge can be sent to diversion by a probation officer. Or the probation officer can ask the prosecutor to file a petition. If found guilty, you could face time in detention, probation, alcohol counseling, community services, possibly placement into a drug treatment program or the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections if your case is seen as serious enough to warrant that. On a second finding of guilt for this offense, your driver's license would be suspended until you are 18.


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    1 thru 5 of 12 comments    [ 1 ]  2   3    
    On 01/04/09
    Frank from AZ said:
    I was drinking at a party and the police came and i confessed that i had been drinking. they gave me a breath alizer and i blew a .17. I am 18 will i have to do jail time?
    On 09/08/08
    Jessie from AZ said:
    yea my friend who is 20 just got a mic in may and she pled guilty and she had the choice to go to this diversion program called wake up it costs like $175 but it was a better option then a misdemenor and a $500 fine i got i mip and had the same choices
    On 07/06/08
    James from KS said:
    I recently got a MIC. It was on the 4th of July morning about 4a.m. and a cop pulled me and my friend over who is 21, and I am 15, he got arrested for a DUI. I got a MIC i beleive. The cop never gave me a ticket to me up front. I haven't got one in the mail yet either. I blew a .023 which isn't much at all. So i was just wondering if i will actually get this ticket or will i get off.
    On 02/24/08
    matt from MO said:
    It's hard to understand that someone old enough to be drafted into the armed services can be charged with a criminal offence for just drinking, not driving or operating any type of machine.
    On 05/30/07
    Dan from AL said:
    I am from Ontario, Canada... and totally back up the above comment America is crap..nice place shitty government I have more respect for my country then america anyday....you have people in jail for the dumbest things internal possession of pot serves 2 yrs in prison in arizona...lol wow it's a 120$ ticket in canada that's if the cops are not going to be assholes like 99% of them in america
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