Minor In Possession (MIP) in Tacoma

DUI testA Minor in Possession charge is often the first time an individual has ever been in trouble before. Unfortunately, this interaction is often a very unpleasant shock and introduction to the police and criminal justice system.

MIP is a gross misdemeanor, meaning it has a maximum penalty of 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine. A conviction will also come with probation, court ordered classes, and possibly even a license suspension.

Often, people are confused by how they can be charged with possession when they did not have alcohol in their hand. The government interprets possession differently. For example, if you simply smell like alcohol and it appears like you are impacted by alcohol, then that is sufficient. Alternatively, if you smell like alcohol and you are near an open alcohol container, then that is also sufficient.

If you or your child is facing a MIP charge, do not hesitate to give us a call. We will be more than happy to discuss your case and all of the potential consequences you could be facing.

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