What is a Minor in Possession Charge?
Unfortunately, being convicted of a crime while underage can have serious, long-term consequences. If you have been accused of a DUI and you are under the age of 21, contact Boulahanis & Associates as soon as possible. DUI penalties are significant for underage drivers convicted of possession/consumption of alcohol, and Michigan has a "zero tolerance" policy that should be taken very seriously.
This law states that any person under 21 may not operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .02% or greater, much less than the legal limit of .08%. If you are convicted of a minor in possession (MIP), you could face fines up to $500, 60 days (360 hours) of community service and a driver's license restriction of 30 days.
The Right Choice for Your DUI Case
Boulahanis & Associates has over 30 years of experience practicing law and is here to give you peace of mind during this stressful time. Once you decide to become our client, you will be given your attorney's cell phone number so that they may be reached at a push of a button.
DUI laws can be complicated, but we take the time to answer all your questions and make sure you understand your legal options. Our firm takes the time to devote personal attention to every client and we will demystify the law, so you feel comfortable moving forward with your case.
Take All DUI Charges Seriously
Even though there is no possibility of jail time for minor in possession, it is vital that you consider it an important conviction if it goes on your record. Consider that your first time OWI conviction will count toward repeat offender laws. So even if you receive a second DUI at age 25, for example, you will still be charged with a second offense DUI.
There is one exception to the zero-tolerance statute for people whose alcohol consumption was from a recognized religious service, as long as the BAC does not exceed .08%.
If you are facing underage DUI charges, you want to prevent a criminal conviction from going on your record, so speak to our firm now. What are you waiting for? Call us today at 313-277-2550!