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Minor In Possession (MIP)

What to do if you're charged with an MIP

At Kitchin Law Firm, we’re always prepared for the unexpected. We care about your future and want to be a helpful guide when it comes to handling your Minor in Possession (MIP) charge.

If you’ve been charged with MIP, but you’re not sure where to go from there — talk to someone you can trust to help lead you towards building a strong foundation for your case.

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Talk to Someone You Can Trust

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Know the Consequences

An experienced lawyer can work for your case and help minimize some of the consequences such as losing your license or having the conviction on your record.

Call Kitchin Law Firm for an attorney that will fight to secure your rights, your driving privileges and help keep your record clean.

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Make Informed Decisions

With the right representation working for you, you’ll have the support and confidence you need to make informed decisions to protect yourself and your future.

MIP Laws

It is against the law for anyone under the age of 21 to consume alcohol. For this reason, minors commit a criminal offense when they have alcohol in their possession. If you are a minor, and found guilty of possessing alcohol you can be subject to penalties in Kansas and in Missouri.

Kansas MIP

Kansas Minor in Possession
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In Kansas the types of penalties you receive for an MIP depends on your age. If you are between the ages of 18 and 20, you can be charged with a Class C misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine of $200.00. If you are under the age of 18, you are a juvenile offender and subject to a fine of $200.00 to $500.00.
Kansas 0.2 BAC Limit for Under 21 DUI
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Kansas drivers under the age of 21 with a BAC between .02 and .08 can expect to have their license suspended if they don’t request, fight and win their license hearing. Additional consequences for an MIP in Kansas are public service hours, completion of an educational or training program related to alcohol or other substances, driver’s license suspension (30 days for first offense, 90 days for second offense and one year for a third or subsequent offense).

Missouri MIP

Missouri Minor in Possession
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In Missouri, you can be charged with an MIP if you are under the age of 21 and you are caught purchasing or attempting to purchase alcohol, are in possession of alcohol, are visibly intoxicated, or you have a blood alcohol content of .02 or more. The court can order the suspension or revocation of your driving privileges (30 day suspension for a first offense, 90 day suspension for a second offense and a one year revocation for a third or any subsequent offense).
Missouri Abuse and Lose Law
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Missouri courts can suspend or revoke the driving privileges of any person who is under 21 years of age for any alcohol-related traffic offense, any offense involving the possession or use of alcohol while operating a motor vehicle, any offense involving the possession or use of drugs, any offense involving the alteration, modification or misrepresentation of a driver’s license, or a second offense involving the possession or use of alcohol by someone under 18 years of age.

MIP Defense Process

When charged with MIP, the most critical action step you need to take is to find an experienced criminal defense lawyer you can trust to fight for your case. In the defense process, your attorney will begin investigating the case, address the matters pertaining to your driver’s license, and fight for your rights — all while working towards a positive resolution for your case.

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The MIP defense process varies between Missouri and Kansas. Call Kitchin Law Firm to learn more about the defense process and how we can help your case!






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