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MIP Class Online

An alcohol awareness program, which some may also call an "MIP class," is required for those placed on deferred disposition or convicted of Minor in Possession (MIP) in Texas. Apart from an alcohol awareness program, many Texas courts will accept a completion certificate from a Drug and Alcohol Driving Awareness Program (DADAP) in order to satisfy the court's requirements.

If you are interested in taking DADAP online for your MIP, we recommend that you contact the Texas court handling your case to verify your eligibility prior to registration. Once you have confirmed with the court, click on the REGISTER NOW button to begin your course. It's that just easy!

DADAP can be taken on the web for many different reasons. Here are just a few:

  • Court Ordered – Alcohol / drug related offenses
  • Insurance Discount – Save money
  • Fleet Training – General safety awareness program

If you have confirmed that DADAP is an acceptable option for your alcohol awareness program requirement, you can sign up for DADAP online on this website.

What is DADAP?

DADAP is an acronym that means Drug and Alcohol Driving Awareness Program. This 6-hour drug and alcohol awareness course was developed to teach students about the dangers of using alcohol or drugs, their effect on the body, and the driving task.

The DADAP curriculum addresses the vast majority of topics included in standard alcohol awareness programs, as well as additional information regarding driver safety, since automobile crashes are the number one killer of teens. Unique to the DADAP course is the concept of Attitude States, which relates the attitudinal disposition of the person as various psychological forces compete to control his or behavior. DADAP teaches that each driver has three Attitude States in control of his or her personality at any given time – the Parent Attitude State, the Adult Attitude State, or the Child Attitude State. By remaining in the Adult Attitude State as often as possible, a person is best equipped to avoid risky behavior and to make intelligent decisions, such as the important decision to NOT drink or use drugs, including while driving.

What does "Minor in Possession" mean?

A possession of alcohol by a minor or Minor in Possession (MIP) offense indicates that an individual under the age of 21 has possessed or had contact with an alcoholic beverage. Section 106.01 of the Texas Alcohol Beverage Code relates the following concerning the minor in possession offense:

106.01(a) A minor commits an offense if the minor purchases an alcoholic beverage. A minor does not commit an offense if the minor purchases an alcoholic beverage under the immediate supervision of a commissioned peace officer engaged in enforcing the provisions of this code.

106.01(b) An offense under this section is punishable as provided by Section 106.071.

106.025(a) A minor commits an offense if, with specific intent to commit an offense under Section 106.02 of this code, the minor does an act amounting to more than mere preparation that tends but fails to effect the commission of the offense intended.

106.025(b) An offense under this section is punishable as provided by Section 106.071.

Thus, a minor can be charged with a Minor in Possession offense if he or she has control over an alcohol beverage in any way. Exceptions to this would include if the minor's contact with alcohol is part of his or job (and the employer is allowed to sell alcohol), if the contact with alcohol was made while in the presence of his or her parent or legal guardian with their permission, or if contact was made while assisting a commissioned peace officer in the enforcement of the law. In many cases, a minor convicted under one or more of the sections related above will be required to complete an Alcohol Awareness Program (a.k.a. MIP class).

An MIP citation is similar to a traffic citation in some respects. Both types of citation denote the violation and assign a court date with which the offender must comply. An MIP offense requires that the defendant enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or no contest. The maximum penalties for an MIP conviction can include a $500 fine, suspended license, community service, and attendance of an alcohol awareness / MIP class. More than two convictions of a minor in possession charge can result in possible jail time and a fine of $2,000.

Note: DADAP is not a defensive driving course and cannot be used to dismiss a Texas traffic ticket. If you need a ticket dismissal course (driving safety course), click here.

Click the REGISTER NOW button to get started on your Texas DADAP course today.