No one under the age of 21 in the State of Georgia can possess any amount of alcohol. If you are under the age of 21 and caught in possession of alcohol, you will be charged with Minor in Possession of Alcohol (or MIP). A Georgia Minor in Possession of Alcohol charge can have a huge impact on your ability to get into certain schools, apply for work programs, or other educational programs. Statesboro DUI attorney Matt Hube has experience in representing people charged with a Georgia Minor in Possession of Alcohol charge. Call him today for a confidential case review.
Beyond facing jail time and fines for a Georgia Minor in Possession of Alcohol charge, you will also face a Georgia driver’s license suspension. Georgia law allows for your license to be suspended up to 180 days if you are found to be in possession of alcohol while driving a motor vehicle and are under the age of 21. There is no hardship license available under Georgia law during a suspension of this type.
If you are convicted of a Georgia Minor in Possession of Alcohol and were not in control of a motor vehicle at the time of the arrest, you will not face the driver’s license suspension. If you were operating a motor vehicle, however, you may face a license suspension if you were issued a citation and if that citation is reported to the Department of Driver Services.
Statesboro DUI attorney Matt Hube has helped many people who were charged with Georgia Minor in Possession of Alcohol avoid a conviction and license suspension. If you have been arrested for a Minor in Possession of Alcohol, call Statesboro DUI attorney Matt Hube now to review your case confidentially. He will go over your options and help you find the best way to put this matter behind you without affecting your future employment or educational opportunities.