An MIP (Minor in Possession of Alcohol) carries potential serious consequences, including substantial fines, the loss of the ability to drive, and even jail time in some cases. Possessing alcohol or attempting to purchase alcohol are not the only ways in which individuals under 21 years old can end up facing an MIP charge. Individuals under 21 years old may also be charged with an MIP when they appear visibly intoxicated or have a blood alcohol content level higher than 0.0002%. If you’ve been charged with an MIP, contact a criminal defense attorney immediately to build your case and to help minimize some of the consequences.
Driving While License is Suspended or Revoked
Dozens of offenses can result in the suspension of your driver’s license, including a DWI conviction, not paying your taxes, or not paying child support. If you are charged with driving while your driver’s license is suspended or revoked, you are facing considerable consequences, such as an extension of the suspension or revocation, a fine, and a potential jail sentence. Contact a criminal defense attorney today to build your case and to assist in minimizing these consequences.
A DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) has severe repercussions for the accused, including substantial fines, loss of employment, the loss of the ability to drive, and jail time in some cases. The sooner you take action, the more time your attorney will have to build your defense. An experienced DWI attorney will investigate key details from the moment the police pulled you over to the moment the police arrested you and read between the lines to determine any potential violation of your constitutional rights which bolsters your case. For example, the reason the police stopped your vehicle, whether the police properly adhered to police procedure, and whether any breathalyzer that was used had a problem. If you have been arrested recently for a DWI, it is critical that you contact a criminal defense attorney now to begin building your case.
Drug charges can range from a misdemeanor to a felony depending on the drug and amount involved. Depending on the drug charge, you face significant jail or prison time if you’re convicted. This is true despite the fact that many drug charges are founded on an improper search or seizure. Often times the police will offer not to charge you if you cooperate with them. However, only prosecutors have the authority to offer you a deal. It is imperative that you contact a criminal defense attorney who has handled these types of cases, knows your rights, and can negotiate any deal you are offered.
Generally, juveniles are individuals that are under 17 years old. However, individuals under 17 years old may be tried as an adult if they are accused of a serious felony, such as murder or rape, or if they are a repeat serious criminal offender. In the adjudication of juvenile crimes, the procedures, sentencing guidelines, and sometimes evidentiary issues are very different than those implemented in the adjudication of adult crimes. A criminal defense attorney familiar with these cases and the legal process involved with the adjudication of these cases is well-equipped to assist you.
Like taxes, traffic violations are a fact of life. Everyone gets them. Local governments utilize fines from traffic violations to fund government operation, similar to money generated from taxes. Whether the traffic violation is minor or more serious, major mistakes can be made if you attempt to handle the matter on your own, from paying high fines and court costs to even losing your driver’s license. An attorney who has handled both minor and more serious traffic violations can assist you in protecting your driving record, lower your fines, and preventing any points from being linked to your driver’s license.< Practice Areas