Minor In Possession Lawyer

The Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C.

Santa Barbara, CA

Minor In Possession Lawyer

Santa Barbara Minor In Possession (MIP) 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 the damage a criminal record can do to both your reputation and future career opportunities.

Defending Against MIP Charges

It is possible to get a 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. Sometimes, they make mistakes. Many times there are issues concerning proof of possession or 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 Antioch University.

Contact our Santa Barbara office at 805-965-3703 or email us at mcmurray@mcmurraylaw.us.

Our Commitment To You

At the Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C., we are committed to providing the highest standard of service. We understand that clients hire our firm for results, and they also expect quality service.

Our goal in each case is to exceed our clients' expectations. Our attorneys, Gregory McMurray and Elvia Garcia, are experienced trial lawyers who have been handling family law, criminal law, personal injury and estate planning cases for more than a decade. When you need an attorney, you'll be glad you choose us. We can be reached at 805-965-3703 or email us at mcmurray@mcmurraylaw.us .

Mr. McMurray was my lawyer when I was arrested by the SB County Sheriff’s department. I won’t go into details, but I was in serious trouble… Mr. McMurray was truthful and helpful through the entire process. I ended up avoiding jail time all together and I haven’t looked back since.  I can happily say he got me a second chance.


I couldn’t recommend Elvia highly enough. When the legal system left me hurt and confused, she fought fiercely and got me results.

Elvia believes in what she does and her passion shines through in her work. She couldn’t have done a better job for me and I know she’ll fight just as successfully for you.


Great experience with this law firm. Not only is Gregory extremely smart and resourceful, but has a profound understanding of the in’s and out’s of the legal system.


In a field that many people don’t know much about until circumstances force them to seek legal help, Elvia looks out for her client’s interests above her own. She responded quickly to my concerns and explained everything to me in a manner which I understood. Elvia is trustworthy and honest. I highly recommend Elvia!


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