A minor in possession (MIP) of alcohol or marijuana conviction triggers a 1 year driver's license suspension in addition to any fine or other penalties. However, the Court does have the ability to grant a restricted license for work, and school etc. It is important to at least get a consultation with an attorney who regularly handles these in your area for a better overview of local Court policy. In San Diego County, the D.A. may, depending on the circumstances, negotiate this charge to a lesser non-alcohol offense as an infraction which avoids all those issues.