Minor In Possession Busts

If a person who is underage is caught in possession of an alcoholic beverage, he or she may face criminal minor-in-possession (MIP) charges. Although specific punishments for violating underage drinking laws may vary from state to state, it is typically unlawful for minors to consume alcoholic beverages without a parent present.

Minor in possession charges may carry fines, probation, and may require enrollment in alcohol-awareness classes for the individual involved. As with other criminal charges, individuals accused of MIP have a right to defend themselves in a court of law. If your child is facing MIP charges, contact Dallas minor in possession attorney Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 to discuss their case.

Common Locations of MIP Arrests

Common sites and locations for MIP busts include:

  • Stores where minors may attempt to purchase alcohol
  • Bars and clubs where the use of fake IDs are common
  • House parties where minors may be served by older individuals or parents of other children
  • Theme parks
  • Schools

If a minor is apprehended while consuming alcohol or transporting alcohol to another location, he or she may face MIP charges. While some MIP charges may eventually be expunged from the child’s permanent record, such charges often carry steep financial penalties and may require time and effort that would be better spent elsewhere.

Contact a Dallas MIP Lawyer

If your child has been accused of possessing alcoholic beverages, contact Dallas MIP lawyer Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 to schedule a free consultation.

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