Minors in Possession of Alcohol

If you or your child has been charged as a minor in possession of alcohol (MIP), you may have been shocked to learn that there is more to this than paying a ticket and fine. One of the penalties for this charge in California is a one-year driver's license suspension. Only by acting very quickly will you have a chance to avoid this serious outcome and others.

These cases can be time-sensitive. Contact me as soon as you can to give us the best chance to protect your rights or those of your child.

There Is Room For Negotiation In Many Minor-In-Possession Cases

I have responded to many students and parents, moving in to handle minor-in-possession cases on short notice when necessary. I am well-equipped to handle both the filing for a hearing on your driver's license suspension and negotiations involving the criminal charge. I also deal effectively with other serious criminal misdemeanors and felonies, including DUI/DWI charges.

We can explore ways to avoid a driver's license suspension that can be crippling for college students and working youth. In cases throughout Santa Cruz, Monterey and the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, I have negotiated sentencing alternatives, including:

  • Dismissals through the deferred entry of judgment program
  • Diversion programs that may involve completing an alcohol abuse education course and completing community service

Call 831-459-0427 Now To Protect Your License And Your Record

Any criminal conviction can haunt a young person in a variety of ways. I encourage you to contact me , attorney Andrew C. Janecki, for caring, straightforward legal counsel and action to protect your future.