Des Moines IA Minor in Possession & Des Moines Underage Drinking

Minor In Possession Des Moines Iowa  Defense Attorneys

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Along with the fines, Des Moines probation, and up to one year in jail, if you are under the age of 18 and are arrested for Des Moines DUI or possession of Des Moines marijuana or other illegal drugs in Des Moines, 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

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

Des Moines Minor in possession of alcohol and drugs

Most Des Moines Iowa juveniles and parents are not aware of Des Moines underage drinking laws and how they apply. In general, any minor can be arrested for Des Moines 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 Des Moines IA 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 Des Moines jail
  • Loss of Des Moines Iowa 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 Des Moines driving privileges for signing even a diversion agreement

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