A minor in possession (MIP) charge includes marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol. If you or your child has been caught with any of these substances, you will need an experienced attorney with the proper legal experience to represent your court case.
Attorney Jerry Beurkens has been representing clients with similar legal obstacles for over 30 years. As a result, he is familiar with what legal strategies will help you out the most. If you are a first-time offender, you may qualify for what is called “diversion”.
Diversion allows you to avoid fines, jail time, and a criminal record. However, in return, you must abide by the terms of your probation. If you violate the terms with another MIP charge, you may have to serve jail time.
If convicted of either crime, you could face the following consequences:
- A Criminal History
- Driver's License Sanctions
- Employment Barriers
- Higher Car Insurance Premiums
If you are in need of an experienced lawyer for a MIP or open contain case, please feel free to call the Grand Rapids law office of Attorney Jerry Beurkens at (616) 459-5344. He can help you minimize the effects of these criminal offenses on your future financial well-being.