Defending Against A Minor In Possession Charge
Minor in possession, also known as MIP, is one of the most common criminal charges that minors face. For parents and children alike, an MIP charge can be difficult to deal with. Fortunately, an experienced attorney can explain the charges and help you take the correct next steps.
At the Law Office of Mark R. Mitchell, P.C., we provide defense for those charged with minor in possession and other juvenile crimes. Cadillac criminal defense lawyer Mark Mitchell, our founding attorney, has more than 25 years of legal experience and is passionate about preventing minor offenses from clouding the records of young people in Michigan whenever possible.
If your child is facing a legal issue, we are ready to provide the trustworthy guidance you need to make informed decisions. To arrange a consultation, call 231-577-4950 or toll-free at 866-906-3736. You can also contact us online.
Penalties For Minor In Possession
A conviction for minor in possession can result in a number of penalties. Depending on your specific situation, these may include:
- Community service
- Alcohol screening
- Alcohol treatment or rehabilitation
If you are a first-time offender, it may be possible to have the MIP charge dismissed. Most likely, you would have to plead guilty and then successfully complete probation first. If you are convicted of more than one MIP, you may face a jail term.
Aggressive Defense Against MIP Charges
Our goal is to have the minor in possession charges against you dropped. If that is not possible, we will fight for your future by requesting a diversion program. Participation in a diversion program is a good way of keeping your record clean.
As an experienced defense attorney, Mark Mitchell will listen to you as you describe what led to the charges and give you an honest assessment of your situation. At our firm, you will be treated with respect and you will receive help when you need it. We take MIP charges seriously and work hard to prevent a conviction from following a young person into adulthood as a permanent record.
Contact A Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with minor in possession, we are ready to guide you toward the best possible solution for your case. To arrange a consultation, please call 231-577-4950 or toll-free at 866-906-3736. You can also send us an email.