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Minor in Possession (MIP)

Statistics

Approximately 1,50 6,000 underage Californians have had at least one drink each year [1].  Underage drinking takes place at high school parties, college parties, and at bonfires on the beaches  in San Diego, among other places.

In California, it is illegal for any person under the age of 21 to have 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.  Minor’s in possession can be written as an infraction or a misdemeanor.

Consequences of a MIP conviction

Possible consequences for a first time MIP conviction in San Diego County include:

  1. Fines
  2. Community Service
  3. Having your driver’s license suspended for 1 year

Why Hire the Mortlock Law Group?

As an attorney who has represented numerous MIP clients over the past five (5) years, I know how to effectively handle MIP cases.  MIP cases can be won or negotiated to infractions, which do not carry a license suspension.

If you have been charged with an MIP, contact Mortlock Law Group for a free consultation.


[1] http://www.udetc.org/factsheets/California.pdf

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