New Mexico Laws
Each state has different laws and penalties in regard to using alcohol. Here is a brief overview of New Mexico laws regarding alcohol:
Minor In Possession of Alcohol
A minor (under 21) who buys, attempts to buy, possesses or permits himself to be served alcoholic beverages is subject to a fine, suspended license, and/or community service hours
Presenting or Making a False ID
Using or possessing an altered, forged, or fictitious identification card is a misdemeanor; actually altering or forging an ID or driver’s license is a 4th degree felony
Drinking or having possession of an open container of alcohol (which includes packages of cans and bottles) while in a motor vehicle can lead to a fine, probation, and possible jail time
Selling or Giving Alcohol to a Minor
Providing alcohol to a minor is a 4th degree felony, and is prohibited in restaurants, homes, and other private and public locations in New Mexico.
Anyone who drives a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is subject to several fines.
NMSU Alcohol Policy
See the NMSU Student Handbook – Additional Policies and Procedures.