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Irving MIC Lawyer

An MIC is a ticket given out by either an officer of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission or a police officer. It charges that a minor was caught consuming alcohol. As in the case of DUI and MIP, a minor is anyone under the age of 21.

A prosecutor must be able to prove that an individual actually consumed an alcoholic beverage. Possession is not enough. The crime is not applicable if the minor in question was within visible presence and had the consent of their adult parent, legal guardian, or spouse at the time of the citation.

A minor who already has a previous MIC conviction cannot receive deferred disposition. Deferred disposition is an option which allows a minor to have a citation for MIC or similar offense dismissed from their record after completing a probationary period without receiving any other additional convictions, as well as fulfilling all requirements imposed in the deferment order such as alcohol awareness classes or community service.

As a Class C misdemeanor, conviction for a minor in consumption carries a fine of somewhere between $250 and $2,000. In addition, a jail sentence of up to 180 days in jail can be imposed. Community service between 8 and 40 hours relating to alcohol misuse and prevention can be assigned as well. As if that isn’t enough, any judge is allowed to suspend the minor’s license for 30 to 180 days.

If you have been ticketed with an MIC, contact Irving MIC lawyer Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 to discuss your situation.

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