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Minor in Possesion
MIP
(MIP) a Minor in Possession citation is given to a person who is under the age of 21 and in possession of alcohol, whether it be in the form of a beverage or a positive BAC (blood alcohol content). An MIP Citation is printed on the same form, as a Uniform Traffic Citation.
 
Many think that they can simply pay the fine and the matter can go away. Yet, simply paying an MIP fine is ADMITTING GUILT to a misdemeanor offense. This is a CRIMINAL conviction stays on your record and can affect school admissions, future employment, insurance rates and drivers license sanctions.
 
The State of Michigan has some of the toughest zero-tolerance underage drinking laws in the country. The State of Michigan has allowed first-time offenders the possibility of having no criminal record after a brief probation period if proper counseling and community service is completed.
 
 
If this applies to your situation fill out the contact form! Or Call Alonzi Law at 248.779.7236
 
MIP can get you the following maximum penalties:


  • First Offence
  • Diversion possible
  • A fine of up to $100 + court costs
  • Substance abuse prevention, treatment, or rehabilitation services
  • Community service
  • Second Offence
  • Imprisonment for up to 30 days, upon violation of a court order
  • Drivers License Suspension for 90 days
  • A fine of up to $200 + court costs
  • Substance abuse prevention, treatment, or rehabilitation
  • Community service
  • Mandatory drug testing


  • Third Offence
  • Imprisonment for up to 60 days, upon violation of a court order
  • Drivers License Suspension for 1 year
  • A fine of up to $500 + court costs
  • Substance abuse prevention, treatment, or rehabilitation services
  • Community service
  • Mandatory drug testing

These penalties can be even greater if the defendant has a previous criminal record.

     

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