Minor in Possession (MIP) and Possession of Marijuana Attorney

MCL 436.1703 states “[a] minor shall not purchase or attempt to purchase alcoholic liquor, consume or attempt to consume alcoholic liquor, possess or attempt to possess alcoholic liquor, or have any bodily alcohol content, except as provided in this section.”
MCL 333.7403 states in part “[a] person shall not knowingly or intentionally possess a controlled substance, a controlled substance analogue, or a prescription form unless the controlled substance, controlled substance analogue, or prescription form was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of the practitioner's professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by this article.”
An experienced St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, Criminal Defense Attorney may be able to avoid the direct and collateral consequences of a criminal conviction. They may be able to fight the charge or arrange for a program that keeps the conviction off your record.
There are several programs available to avoid a conviction: 7411, MIP Diversion, HYTA, amongst others. You need to speak with a Criminal Defense Attorney in Berrien County, Michigan, or another county, to determine whether you should enter the program.
Many people feel that misdemeanors are not a big deal. However, there are several collateral consequences to criminal convictions that can even occur for misdemeanors. A common collateral consequence is a driver license sanction. However, one has to be aware of the other consequences in order to properly assess one’s case. For instance, marijuana convictions can impact one’s ability to work in the health care field and hold a CCW permit.
This firm will be your Allegan County, Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney. While based in Van Buren County, Michigan, this firm has practiced extensively in southwest Michigan, including Allegan County, Michigan. This post should not be construed as legal advice. You should contact an attorney upon reading this post.