Minors convicted of MIP may also face driver's license penalties, including
a possible one-year suspension of their driver's license. If they
do not yet have a driver's license, penalties may include a one-year
delay in obtaining a license.
MIP convictions will be seen on one's permanent record, and may therefore
have negative consequences on a young person's future opportunities,
including employment opportunities. Because of this, fighting an MIP charge
is important to protecting one's future. If you or your child has
recently been charged for minor in possession, our Los Angeles criminal
defense lawyers at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP are prepared to help.
Defense Against MIP Charges
Defense strategies for MIP charges must be tailored to the unique circumstances
involved in a case. In some situations, defenses may focus on the fact
that minors were not in actual possession of an alcoholic beverage or
that they were it delivering it for an employer or parent. Our attorneys
work personally with clients to fully understand all facts related to
Years of Experience on Your Side
At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, our legal team has represented many
young people charged with MIP and other related offenses, including many
high school and college students. We understand the situations in which
these charges arise and how to defend our clients' futures by working
toward dismissals or reductions of charges and penalties.
If you have questions about an MIP charge and how our firm can help, call
800-462-7160 for a free consultation or complete a free online
case evaluation form.