Albany Minor in Possession & Albany Underage Drinking

Minor In Possession Albany New York  Defense Attorneys

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  • Over 50 years of combined defense experience
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  • Call us 800-270-8184 / email

Along with the fines, Albany probation, and up to one year in jail, if you are under the age of 18 and are arrested for Albany DUI or possession of Albany marijuana or other illegal drugs in Albany, you'll also be subject to automatic driver's license suspension - whether you were driving or not. This suspension can last one to five years

Albany Wise Laws offer the skill and dedication to obtain favorable results for clients facing Albany minor in possession (MIP) charges, as well as other alcohol and drug crimes. We use our extensive experience with the criminal justice system throughout America to protect our clients' rights and preserve their promising futures.

If you or a son or daughter faces Albany NY criminal charges for Albany teenage drinking, teenage driving or Albany drug crimes, call our offices 800-270-8184, or contact us online soon as possible.

Albany Minor in possession of alcohol and drugs

Most Albany New York juveniles and parents are not aware of Albany underage drinking laws and how they apply. In general, any minor can be arrested for Albany MIP whether they are in actual possession of alcohol or drugs, or not. Anything from the presence of alcohol or a controlled substance in their body, to exhibiting the signs of being under the influence or even being a situation where alcohol is present can result in Albany NY MIP charges. MIP (between the ages of 13 and 20) is a gross misdemeanor punishable by:

  • A $5,000 fine

  • Up to a year in Albany jail

  • Loss of Albany New York driver's license for a year or until age 17 on a first offense, and for two years or until age 18 on a second offense

  • Automatic suspension of Albany driving privileges for signing even a diversion agreement

A violation of underage drinking laws, a youthful indiscretion such as Albany NY drug possession or distribution or any arrest of a minor can also impact admission to college, qualifying for financial aid, or finding a job or place to live. Multiple offenses, or more serious charges such as Albany vehicular homicide involving alcohol can result in felony charges and even worse consequences such as lengthy prison terms.

We help prevent bad choices from ruining young lives

If you or a Albany NY teenager makes a mistake or ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time, don't make matters worse! Obtain the services of an experienced minor in possession Albany attorney and protect your future. Call 800-270-8184 or e-mail us as soon as possible and begin your defense today. Our affiliated Albany criminal defense attorneys defend juveniles and adults in Albany New York.