Minor In Possession (MIP) Lawyer in Kitsap County
Bremerton, Silverdale, WA Minor In Possession (MIP) Lawyer
Most times a Thurston County juvenile’s first introduction into the criminal system is with the charge of minor in possession or consumption of alcohol or drugs. The idea of having a criminal record is scary at any age but particularly as a teenager. A Kitsap County MIP conviction can have long-term negative consequences that can affect college admission, employment opportunity and the ability to drive.
A juvenile (a person under 21 years of age) can be charged with MIP whether or not they are actually in possession of alcohol. If a Seattle officer detects as much as the presence of alcohol in their body or believes the minor to be exhibiting the signs of being under the influence then the result may be a Bremerton / Silverdale MIP (Minor in Possession) charge.
An MIP charge in the Kitsap County area is a Gross Misdemeanor and can carry a maximum sentence of one year in jail and a $5,000 fine. Additionally, if you are under the age of 18 and are arrested for MIP, DUI, or possession of marijuana in the Kitsap County area, you’ll also be subject to automatic driver’s license suspension – whether you were driving or not.
Horwath Law offers the vast experience we have with the Kitsap County, WA criminal justice system and MIP defense to avoid long-term consequences.
If you or a son or daughter faces criminal charges for teenage drinking, teenage driving or drug crimes, call Angela Horwath at 253-620-0033.
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Horwath Law is a great firm to work with. The staff is very knowledgeable and customer orientated. Mrs. Horwath is a very professional attorney that I loved having on my side. Her knowledge of the law was very impressive and her resources seemed endless. I would and will recommend Horwath Law firm to all my family and friends. The outcome of my cases turned out unbelievable all due to Mrs. Horwath's relentless pursuit of my case. I hope I never need to use and attorney again but if I do Horwath Law will be the first and only call I make!– Brian
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Angela was an excellent attorney and took care of my case professionally and courteously. She was able to answer all my questions in laymen's terms so I wasn't confused by the "law lingo" and was ever present for anything that came up. She kept me well informed through the duration of the case at hand, and was easily accessible. I think that is definitely one of my favorite things about Angela is that she was always prompt on her replies and was always available whenever I needed answers.– L.L. (Tacoma, WA)
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