St. Louis, MO Minor in Possession MIP - for as little as $450
When you are young (or at least under the age of 21), and are caught in possession of alcohol, it is not unusual to receive a St. Louis minor in possession charge. This type of charge is made when you are either found consuming, handling, or possessing any kind of alcohol.
PLEADING GUILTY TO THE TICKET IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION
Fortunately, the state recognizes that when you are young, there are plenty of opportunities to make mistakes. And the courts realize that an individual under the age of 21 may at some point drink a beer. But the law is the law, and the state has determined that anyone found to have been consuming or possessing alcohol underage should be punished.
$450 TO TAKE CARE OF MOST MINOR IN POSSESSION TICKETS
But receiving such a citation is not the end of the world. Indeed, a great many people have been charged with Minor in Possession and gone on to have decent careers. The one thing you don’t want to do is to just let the charges go without doing anything about it. Simply accepting the charges as is (like pleading guilty, or paying a fine, or even doing jail time) can have a detrimental effect on your future. For instance, if you apply for certain kinds of employment, or seek a loan, or even entering into some higher education programs.
An experienced St. Louis minor in possession attorney can help you navigate these tricky waters, and make sure that a small mistake doesn’t turn into a big deal. Our staff will begin an immediate negotiation with the local prosecutor to get the charges either dropped or reduced to something insignificant (like littering). Once the charges are amended, your record will be clear of anything having to with alcohol (and most illegal drugs).
The St. Louis criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken have been assisting younger people with their MIP issues for years. We understand that the consumption of a couple of beers when you are 19 shouldn’t leave a black mark on your record. Our goal is get your case processed quickly, get the charges reduced, and get you moving on with your life.
We have two locations: in the Central West End, at 1 North Taylor (on the corner of Taylor and Laclede), 63108; and in the Twin Cities of Festus / Crystal City, at 1000 Truman Blvd (Highway 61/67), 63019. The initial consultation is free of charge. So contact us today to learn more!!