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Minor In Possession of Alcohol

Don't Let a Minor in Possession of Alcohol Charge Tarnish Your Child's Future Success

Michigan has some of the most stringent MIP laws in the country. Unlike some other states, Michigan considers MIP a misdemeanor criminal offense. A Minor in Possession charge can have severe penalties, as well as long-lasting effects on your ability to be hired or accepted at schools.

If you have been charged with a MIP, call us to find out what your rights are. Our team of attorneys has 40 years of combined experience and will help you through the process.

What Your Child Is Facing with a Minor in Possession Charge

The consequences of being convicted of possession of alcohol as a minor is a serious offense.

If convicted, juveniles face:

  • Hefty fines and long-term probation
  • Loss of driving privileges and community service
  • Alcohol counseling and alcohol testing
  • Criminal record visible to the public, employers, and schools
  • MIP second offense penalties – all the above plus jail time
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Contact Us Today

Time is critical when facing any criminal charge. To protect your rights and build the best case, you need the right team to help guide you through the legal hurdles set up to take your money, reputation, and freedom. Call us today, and we will help you fight back.

(248) 855-0911
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A Note to Parents: “Unseen Penalties”

Every teenager makes mistakes. That is part of growing up. But some mistakes are more costly than others and can involve juvenile crimes. Errors in judgment that result in a misdemeanor (like MIP) can have expensive long-term consequences, well after the legal matter has been concluded.

Employers check criminal records before hiring. Young adults with MIPs are less likely to be hired. Considering the lost income this causes, an MIP is more expensive than just the fines. Additionally, many programs and schools deny admission to an applicant with a MIP. Young adults having less education have less earning potential for years to come.

Hiring a lawyer to minimize the effects of your child’s MIP pays for itself many times over.

The investment you make in attorney fees is an investment in your child’s future. A skillful lawyer may avoid a conviction altogether or may enter a plea agreement with a deferred sentence. You may be frustrated or angry with your child for making this mistake. But you also want to help your child minimize the long-term negative consequences, so that one mistake does not jeopardize their entire future. We care about your child. Call to see what we can do to help them secure the best possible future, despite this one mistake.