MIP or Minor In Possession is a criminal offense, typically a misdemeanor. Anyone who is under the age of 21 and possesses alcohol can be charged with MIP.
Abuse & Lose is a special set of laws that applies to minors in Missouri. If you are under 21 years of age a court can order suspension of your Missouri driving license privileges for 90 days for a 1st offense and 1 year for a 2nd offense of the following types of offenses: 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 license; a second offense involving the possession or use of alcohol by someone under 18 years of age.
If you are facing MIP charges in Missouri contact the attorneys at The Law Office of Casey Coats today! (314) 644-0602. Our lawyers have handled numerous MIP charges and have the resources and expertise to properly defend you against these charges.