Minor in Possession
Underage Drinking Lawyers
Most kids will experiment with underage drinking. Unfortunately, when caught, the consequences can be severe. If convicted, a minor in possession conviction could face serious penalties including fines, the loss of a driver's license, probation and a criminal record.
If you are either charged with a crime or you are a suspect in a criminal investigation it is important that you contact an experienced criminal attorney immediately. You should NOT meet with the police or any law enforcement officials without your attorney present. If you are contacted by law enforcement for your statement or an interview you should politely decline to speak with them until you have retained counsel.
At Arnson VanTol Law, PLC, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our attorneys are experienced in providing sound counsel and defense on behalf of our underage clients.
Know your rights. Protect your future.
Aggressive Counsel and Defense for Underage Clients
An underage drinking conviction could follow you long after your penalties have been carried out. Simply paying a fine will not make the conviction go away or not appear on your record. Your criminal record can affect your opportunities to get into college, receive scholarships or even get a job. Our Grand Rapids minor in possession lawyers will take the time to investigate the facts of your case, identify any weakness in the prosecution's case and aggressively defend your interests.
In the event that we are not able to get your charges dismissed, we will explore every opportunity to minimize your penalties, including diversion and alternatives. Often we are able to get an MIP charge dismissed upon our clients completing a MIP probation program. Our attorneys understand that minors, including teenagers, face different challenges and need support to get back on track. We will also help you in cases involving:
Our priority is giving you the aggressive, strategic defense you need to successfully go up against prosecutors and law enforcement officials in the state of Michigan. We have extensive experience working in local and municipal courts, and know how to present your case to minimize charges and penalties. You can trust that our attorneys will remain attentive and available to meet your criminal defense needs as they arise.
We can help you understand your options and develop a legal strategy to protect your rights. Call 616-828-0216 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our Grand Rapids minor in possession lawyers.