Minor In Possession

Santa Barbara Minor in Possession Defense Attorney

If you have been issued a citation for minor in possession/underage drinking, don’t just pay the fine. Talk with an experienced criminal defense attorney first. A conviction for simple misdemeanor charges can have a serious impact on your life. Your criminal record is a matter of public record that allows prospective employers, colleges/universities, and any member of the public to view the record. The military does not accept recruits who are currently on probation. As a matter of public record, a misdemeanor conviction must be provided on job applications and financial aid applications if inquired. A criminal conviction can jeopardize scholarships, college applications, and employment opportunities.

With a major university and two colleges, Santa Barbara is well known for both higher learning and parties. With such a high concentration of college students and visitors in the area there will be arrests made for Minor in Possession (MIP) of alcohol and Drunk in Public violations. If you are a minor who has been arrested on either of these charges, talk to a lawyer who can help minimize damage a criminal record can do to both your reputation and future career opportunities.

Defending Against MIP Charges

It is possible to get an MIP dismissed or to negotiate a plea to an infraction that does not carry license suspension. When the police write MIP tickets, they’re usually writing a bunch of them at a big event. They make mistakes. Many times there are issues concerning proof of possession. Other times there are search and seizure issues, the Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C., has the experience to spot these mistakes and leverage them to your advantage. If your 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 (MIP) attorney and protect their future.

Contact a Minor in Possession Lawyer Today

If you or your child has been charged as a Minor in Possession of Alcohol in Santa Barbara or Ventura County, contact the Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C. to schedule a free initial consultation. We will fight to get you the best possible outcome in your case. We represent clients who live in Santa Barbara and surrounding communities, as well as students attending the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), Santa Barbara City College (SBCC), Westmont College and the Brooks Institute for Photography.