Buford MIP Charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 04, 2011 | 0 Comments

Buford, GA has changed a lot over the past 20 years.  With the influx of new bars and restaurants in downtown Buford and the Mall of Georgia, Gwinnett County police officers are cracking down on driving under the influence offenses as well as underage consumption of alcohol or minor in possession of alcohol ( MIP ) charges.  Many young people in Buford get MIP charges (for possession or consumption of alcohol when under the age of 21) at house parties as well.  Not cooperating with Gwinnett County officers may also lead to the added charge of obstruction of law enforcement officers. 

While DUI offenses can be high profile and get a lot of attention, Minor in Possession charges can have equally as troubling consequences.  A conviction for MIP in Gwinnett County stays on your record forever.  It is not eligible for expungement.  Later on, a young person may face problems getting certain jobs, professional licenses, or into college or educational programs due to their conviction.  It is not wise to plead guilty to a Gwinnett County MIP or underage consumption charge without considering the long term and speaking with a lawyer.  North Gwinnett / Buford, GA Minor in Possession attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard Lawson can help.  Our lawyers have extensive experience defending MIP charges and getting cases dismissed, reduced, and diverted.   Call our Gwinnett County attorneys today for a free case consultation. 

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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