TACOMA MIP ATTORNEY

It is a crime for a person who is under the age of 21 to be in a public place while possessing alcohol or exhibiting the effects of having consumed alcohol in Washington state. This is called Minor in Possession, or MIP, in the Seattle / Tacoma area. The crime is punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a $5000 fine. Other consequences could include probation, alcohol treatment, community service or house arrest.

In addition, a teen charged with MIP will face a license suspension with the Department of Licensing. The suspension could last anywhere from 1 year to several years. A charge of MIP could also affect a person’s ability to obtain a permit or intermediate license in the future, even if that person is not yet licensed. The licensing consequences apply regardless of if the crime was committed while driving or while in a vehicle.

The licensing process is complicated and it is essential to have the representation of someone who is experienced with the court and DMV process. The lawyers at Horwath Law can assist your child with a MIP charge and obtain a favorable resolution. Call the office today for a free consultation whether you have been charged in Seattle, Sea-Tac, Renton, Kent, Auburn, Federal Way, Tacoma, Puyallup, Lakewood, Olympia, Yelm, Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Bremerton, Silverdale, or most other Puget Sound locations.

For more information on Tacoma Minors In Possession, visit our DUI web site: Horwath Law Tacoma DUI Attorney. For a free consultation call Angela Horwath at 253-620-0033.

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OUR ATTORNEYS

Angela Horwath is the owner and lead attorney of Horwath Law. Her career has been dedicated entirely to criminal defense and she has been lead counsel on thousands of criminal cases. Mrs. Horwath maintains excellent relationships with her clients and that is why the majority of Horwath Law’s clients are referrals from previous clients.

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Kelsey Ault is a lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest and received her law degree at Seattle University. She earned her B.A. at Chapman University, graduating with a major in Sociology with a focus on Criminal Justice. Kelsey believes that there are two sides to every story and works diligently to ensure that each client is given a voice.

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Alison Ganem is a compassionate advocate for those accused of a crime. While she works aggressively to represent her clients, she also respects that each of her clients is different, each with different circumstances and stories. She understands the stress and fear the uncertainty of the criminal process can bring to a client and their loved ones…

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