Minor in Possession
Cases Involving a Minor in Possession
Under state laws, a minor in possession (MIP) of alcohol is a gross misdemeanor offense. Sentencing for a conviction in a case involving a minor in possession can include:
- Up to 1 year in jail
- Up to $5,000 in fines
MIP charges involving driving can also result in the suspension of your driver's license. Many times a breath test and alcohol near the person can lead to an arrest for possession. If you or a loved one have been charged with MIP, contact a Lynnwood criminal defense lawyer to discuss your case and possible defense strategies.
At Dichter Law Office, PLLC, we have successfully represented many clients charged with minor in possession. Depending on the circumstances, it may be possible to avoid a trial by seeking alternative sentencing such as a divergence program. Once the program has been completed, the court will dismiss the case.
Lynnwood Defense Attorney
When a minor is found guilty of an offense, it can affect their life for many years to come. Hiring a proven litigator can help protect your child's future. It will also give you peace of mind that you are doing everything you can to safeguard your son or daughter. We are experienced criminal defense lawyers. In addition, our founding attorney also serves as a judge pro-term, which gives me a unique perspective on cases and how to achieve the best possible results when a child has been charged with MIP. We provide professional and compassionate legal assistance and work diligently to meet the needs and concerns of each client. Our office will keep you updated on all aspects of your case, and ensure you have sufficient information to make educated decisions regarding your legal situation.
Contact a Lynnwood defense lawyer for qualified legal advice and representation if you or a loved one has been charged with MIP.