Minor in Possession

Minor in Possession Lawyer Michael Erpino
Minor in Possession Lawyer Michael Erpino

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Minor in Possession (MIP)

* Great news! Effective January 1, 2020 the State of California will no longer suspend the driving privilege of anyone for a Minor in Possession conviction. It’s still a crime however; California Business and Professions (BP) Code section 25662 states that “any person under the age of 21 years who has any alcoholic beverage in his or her possession on any street or highway or in any public place or in any place open to the public is guilty of a misdemeanor.”

Fight Your MIP Ticket

Call today (530) 898-1111 to speak with an experienced Minor in Possession Lawyer if you receive a ticket for MIP. We may be able to fight your case. For example if you did not possess alcohol, or if you were not in a “public place.” You might be not guilty of the MIP charge despite what the officer says. Never plead guilty or no contest without first seeing the police report and any other evidence the Government has against you.

Court Trials Versus Jury Trials

You have the right to a Trial if you don’t want to plead “Guilty” or “No Contest.” If your case is an infraction you have the right to a Court Trial where a Judge hears the evidence and decides if you’re guilty. If your case is a misdemeanor you have the right to a Jury Trial where twelve people from the community hear the evidence. In any trial you have the right to see, hear, and challenge all of the evidence the State has against you. In addition, you have the right to remain silent or testify on your own behalf. You can also present your own witnesses and evidence. Call us today to discuss your case with an experienced Minor in Possession Lawyer

Minor in Possession Lawyer

If you face MIP charges call today for an free consultation with experienced Minor in Possession Lawyer Michael Erpino. You should fully understand your Rights, the evidence against you, and your options. I handle all court appearances and fight to protect your Rights. In most cases you will never have to go to court. Call me today (530) 898-1111.

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