Have You or Your Child Been Arrested on Minor in Possession of Alcohol Charges in Winston-Salem, NC?

Minor in Possession of Alcohol (MIP) is a misdemeanor charge given to people under the age of 21 who were caught by law enforcement possessing, consuming, or attempting to purchase alcohol. We all know that young people make mistakes and underage drinking is commonplace for many. However, the penalties for a minor in possession (MIP) conviction can be life-changing. Beyond criminal penalties, the offender could also lose their license for a year and have limited opportunities when it comes to employment and education in the future.

If you or your child faces MIP charges, get in touch with Wood & Rabil, LLP today. Our criminal defense lawyers have decades of experience representing minors accused of alcohol-related offenses. We’ll offer you our honest advice and fight for your rights in court.

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What is MIP?

A minor under age 21 in North Carolina is legally prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or consuming alcohol, with few exceptions. This includes using a fraudulent or altered ID to enter an establishment that sells alcohol. MIP is normally charged as a Class 1 misdemeanor.
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