Miss. Code § 97-32-9

Current through 5/14/2024
Section 97-32-9 - Juvenile purchase, possession and consumption of tobacco or alternative nicotine product; penalties

No person under twenty-one (21) years of age shall purchase any tobacco or alternative nicotine product. No student of any high school, junior high school or elementary school shall possess tobacco or alternative nicotine on any educational property as defined in Section 97-37-17.

(a) If a person under twenty-one (21) years of age is found by a court to be in violation of any other statute and is also found to be in possession of a tobacco or alternative nicotine product, the court shall punish the minor as follows:
(i) For a first offense, pay a fine of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00), and perform no more than fifteen (15) hours of community service;
(ii) For a second offense, a fine of Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00), and no more than twenty-five (25) hours of community service;
(iii) For a third offense or subsequent offense, a fine of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), and no more than forty (40) hours of community service.
(b) A violation under this section is not to be recorded on the criminal history of the minor and, upon proof of satisfaction of the court's order, the record shall be expunged from any records other than youth court records.

Miss. Code § 97-32-9

Laws, 1997, ch. 578, § 5; Laws, 2012, ch. 533, § 1, eff. 7/1/2012.
Amended by Laws, 2020, ch. 470, SB 2596,§ 4, eff. 7/8/2020.