Michigan Minor In Possession (MIP) Laws

The Legal Consequences of Possessing Alcohol as a Minor in Michigan

While college can be a fun and exciting time, full of learning and new experiences, unfortunately these experiences can sometimes lead to trouble. If you are under the age of 21, and are charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol there are substantial consequences that might not have occurred to you. Even if you graduate and have a degree, you could have difficulty finding gainful employment. Even worse, you could be faced with a criminal record that could haunt you for many years in the future. Mistakes happen, and sometimes a poor decision might be made, but you shouldn’t be forced to carry that burden or let a temporary lapse in judgment prevent you from having a successful future.

The Michigan State Legislature recently passed some new laws to help young people who find themselves faced with a minor in possession charge. Our law firm prides itself on staying up to date with changes to the Michigan criminal statutes. At Debolski, Debolski, and O’Connor, we collectively have over 60 years of experience in handling criminal matters. Over the years, we have helped numerous clients reach a favorable resolution in court. With our experienced professionals on your side, you can move past whatever legal situation you’re facing and start a new chapter in your life. Our firm believes that no charge is too small to argue against, and no one should go to court without experienced professionals fighting on their behalf.

Criminal Defense Attorneys for Civil Infractions, Misdemeanors, and Felonies

Even if you’re not in school, or you believe that your employer does not care about a “little” misdemeanor on your record, don’t try to handle a criminal matter on your own. While it might not affect you immediately, having a criminal conviction on your record is still a serious matter that likely may affect you down the road. While we can never guarantee a dismissal, we will always seek a dismissal or at least a reduction in your case, and we will do everything we can to satisfactorily resolve your case. If you find yourself facing a minor in possession charge, or another criminal offense, please don’t hesitate to contact our law firm today. 

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