Zero Tolerance (under 21)

Michigan’s “Zero Tolerance” law applies to drivers under the age of 21. Minors may not operate a motor vehicle with any bodily alcohol content (BAC). The law defines any bodily alcohol content as .02 or more, but less than .08. A minor with a BAC .08 or higher will presumably be charged with the same offense used on a driver who is over the age of 21.


First Offense 

Second Offense within 7 years

  • One or more of the following:
    • Up to a $500 fine
    • Up to 60 days of community service
    • Up to 93 days in jail.
  • Driver’s license suspension for 90 days. If there is a prior drunk or drugged driving conviction, there is a driver license revocation and denial for a minimum of 1 year (minimum of 5 years if there was a prior revocation within 7 years).
  • 4 points added to driving record.
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