Connecticut legislature has taken steps recently to enforce stricter penalties for minors charged with possession of alcohol. Not only are there fines, but there also is the potential of losing your driver's license and higher insurance premiums. Not to mention an infraction on your record that can impact your ability to get into college or gain employment. Your future is in jeopardy and it is important to understand the laws, consequences and how an attorney can help you.
If you are the parent of a minor charged with possession of alcohol, we can also advise you as to how to proceed in protecting your child's rights. The first step is to seek seasoned criminal defense counsel immediately. Contact Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, today to schedule your free initial consultation.
At Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, our juvenile criminal defense attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience. We will use our skills and knowledge in defending minors against criminal charges in Connecticut to protect your child's future as well as help him or her mitigate consequences. With extensive experience in defending minors in juvenile court, we will do our very best to seek a favorable outcome for your child.
Charged With Minor in Possession of Alcohol (MIP)?
The charge for possession of alcohol by a minor can be found under Connecticut General Statutes Section 30-89. If your child were to plead guilty, he or she is facing fines and a mandatory driver's license suspension. While it may be tempting to just send in the money for the fine and think it will go away, it is not that simple. A second charge could lead to even more problems and consequences down the road. Do not risk that by riding this off as "just a ticket." Take serious legal defense action to avoid serious penalties later on.
Furthermore, he or she will likely see his or her auto insurance premiums go up. It is imperative that you take this charge seriously and seek the advice of a seasoned criminal defense law firm.
Talk to a Seasoned Juvenile Crimes Lawyer in Connecticut
Time is of the essence in almost any criminal case. This also applies to minors. Do not wait to seek legal counsel regarding your possession of alcohol by a minor case. Contact us for a free case evaluation by calling 203-371-1000.