You or your child charged with minor in possession (MIP) of beer/wine or minor in possession (MIP) of liquor in the Charleston area? Our attorneys can help. Minor in possession charges are most common among students in high school or enrolled in college, whether it be College of Charleston, the Citadel, Charleston Southern, Trident, or another local institution. Underage drinkers from out of town visiting, on vacation or on spring break are frequently cited for minor in possession of alcohol as well. Everyone makes mistakes. Our MIP ticket lawyers can help minimize the damage any minor in possession ticket can potentially cause.
Give our MIP Attorneys a call today to discuss your options. (843) 388-3661.
Some common tickets given along with MIP tickets are fake ID or driver's license, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and open container. Our attorneys can help with those as well.
Minor in Possession (MIP) Ticket Consequences
If convicted of a minor in possession ticket, you will be required to pay a fine of roughly $500. A minor in possession conviction triggers a four-month license suspension for South Carolina drivers. Those licesend out of state may face a suspension as well. If you have a state scholarship, such as the LIFE scholarship, it may be affected if the ticket is your second or subsequent alcohol-related offense. A minor in possession charge is a criminal offense, and will leave you with some type of criminal record if convicted. This is usually the biggest concern of those charged with minor in possession. Even if a charge can be expunged from your record, it usually takes at least three years after a conviction. So, if convicted you may be applying for jobs or graduate school with a minor in possession charge you have to explain to a potential employer or admissions committee.
What our Minor in Possession Ticket Attorneys can do for You
Our minor in possession ticket lawyers will be there every step of the way, helping to fight your ticket and working to keep it off your criminal record. In many instances we can take care of your charge without you having to appear in Court. Please give our Charleston minor in possession attorneys a call today to discuss your options and answer any questions you may have free of charge.