Marietta, GA MIP

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Nearly every day in the Marietta, GA area, young people under the age of 21 get arrested or receive citations from Marietta or Cobb County law enforcement officers for Minor in Possession of Alcohol ( MIP ) offenses.  Sometimes these charges are referred to as Underage Consumption or Possession of Alcohol charges.  As most people know, it is illegal in Cobb County, Georgia for people under the age of 21 to possess or consume alcoholic beverages of any kind or quantity.  A Marietta officer can arrest you if he has probable cause to believe that were drinking.  The most common scenario is when officers come out to a party or initiate a traffic stop and there are several teenagers present who all have consumed alcohol.  To deny drinking or resist law enforcement officers may also lead the alleged MIP offender to be charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer in Marietta or Cobb County State Court. 

While a first Minor in Possession charge is a misdemeanor, it can have some serious consequences including loss of driving privileges, jail time, probation, and high fines.  The good news is that a Marietta MIP lawyer can help.  Attorneys at our law firm have had great success in getting Cobb County Minor in Possession charges reduced, diverted, and dismissed.   Call our Marietta lawyers today for a free consutlation. 

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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