Bellevue MIP Attorneys
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Underage drinking and MIP (Minor in Possession of Alcohol) cases are a point of emphasis by local law enforcement in Bellevue and throughout Washington State.
Our Bellevue MIP lawyers are here to help.
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Many individuals do not think a minor in possession of alcohol is a big deal. Unfortunately, Bellevue does not agree with them. The city takes very seriously MIP charges and will prosecute them fully. With the maximum penalty being 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine, it is important that you do to.
The definition of “possession” is quite loose and could be simply that you had alcohol in your body or you were standing near an until recently full alcohol container. This creates an especially low threshold for these types of crimes, especially considering where many of these cases come from.
Most often, teenagers are caught with alcohol when they are with other teenagers. Normal situations include house parties or hanging out at parks with friends. Anytime there is a group of teenagers, it will draw the attention of the police and they will investigate.
For most people, an MIP charge is the first interaction they have had with the police and the court system. Unfortunately, this is not a pleasant one. Our Bellevue MIP attorneys are here to get you through the process so you can move on with your life, whether it be school or a job. Contact us today for a free consultation.