Schenectady NY Minor in Possession & Schenectady Underage Drinking

Minor In Possession Schenectady New York  Defense Attorneys

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

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

Schenectady Minor in possession of alcohol and drugs

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

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