Gwinnett County MIP Charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

MIP or Minor in Possession of alcohol charges are common in Gwinnett County Georgia.  If you are under the age of 21 and you get caught by a Gwinnett County law enforcement officer possessing any kind of alcoholic beverage, you will likely be charged with minor in possession or underage consumption of alcohol.  These are common charges, but should not be taken lightly.  Even though MIP is a misdemeanor, it still can carry up to a year of jail time or probation as well as fines, community services, alcohol and drug counseling, and random alcohol and drug tests.  In addition, a Gwinnett County conviction for MIP stays on your criminal record forever.  A young person cannot plea to the charge now, complete all the requirements of their probation and then apply for an expungement or wait a few years for the MIP conviction to drop off their record.  That is why it is important to contest a case that is unjust.  Do not casually enter a plea bargain for this offense without considering all the options.  It is paramount that a skilled Minor in Possession lawyer be consulted.  

Attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard Lawson have experience with MIP cases and get our clients the best possible results.  If you (or your son or daughter) is facing an underage consumption or minor in possession of alcohol charge, call us for a free case analysis.

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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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