Santa Monica Minor in Possession & Santa Monica Underage Drinking

Minor In Possession Santa Monica California  Defense Attorneys

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  • Over 50 years of combined defense experience
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Along with the fines, Santa Monica probation, and up to one year in jail, if you are under the age of 18 and are arrested for Santa Monica DUI or possession of Santa Monica marijuana or other illegal drugs in Santa Monica, 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

Santa Monica Wise Laws offer the skill and dedication to obtain favorable results for clients facing Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica CA criminal charges for Santa Monica teenage drinking, teenage driving or Santa Monica drug crimes, call our offices 800-270-8184, or contact us online soon as possible.

Santa Monica Minor in possession of alcohol and drugs

Most Santa Monica California juveniles and parents are not aware of Santa Monica underage drinking laws and how they apply. In general, any minor can be arrested for Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica CA 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 Santa Monica jail

  • Loss of Santa Monica California 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 Santa Monica driving privileges for signing even a diversion agreement

A violation of underage drinking laws, a youthful indiscretion such as Santa Monica CA 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 Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica CA 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 Santa Monica attorney and protect your future. Call 800-270-8184 or e-mail us as soon as possible and begin your defense today. Our affiliated Santa Monica criminal defense attorneys defend juveniles and adults in Santa Monica California.