Young people charged with minor in possession (MIP) face potentially serious consequences that can affect their future. The legal drinking age in Missouri is set at 21 years old, and anyone caught drinking under that age can be arrested or charged on the spot. If this is your situation, get in touch with a Kansas City DWI attorney at the Jacoby Law Firm now for a free consultation about how to fight the charges.
Aside from the potential criminal consequences stemming from a MIP charge, a minor also faces the loss of his or her driving privilege for a significant period of time. This is true even if you do not take a “conviction” on the charge. A skilled defense lawyer can often negotiate with the prosecuting attorney to get an MIP charge amended or dismissed to avoid these consequences and help you keep your driver’s license.
With the help of a skilled criminal defense attorney, there are several ways to limit the penalties of an MIP case. As your advocate, we will present any possible defense in your case and can negotiate with the prosecutor to have your charges reduced or dropped. We can also handle any related charges, including having a fake ID or DWI.
Our team has represented many young clients facing MIP charges, and we understand how to present evidence and apply Missouri law in your favor. The laws regarding minor in possession cases are complicated, so you need a law firm on your side with specific experience with handling this type of case.
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