Ann Arbor, Michigan, Minor in Possession Lawyer

With the large number of college students who drink alcohol, you might think that prosecutors take alcohol-related charges relatively lightly. You would be wrong. Prosecutors are not very sympathetic to college students charged with alcohol-related crimes, and often do prosecute alcohol-related offenses aggressively.

As a person who understands what it is like to be young and as a criminal defense attorney who understands that good people sometimes make mistakes, I am sympathetic to the situation of any young college student who has made an error in judgment and now faces potentially life-altering consequences, such as suspension or expulsion from school and/or a loss of driving privileges.

College Student Defense — Minor In Possession (MIP)

I protect the rights of college students charged with all alcohol-related offenses, including:

I am a former prosecutor and have more than 30 years of legal experience. If you need to speak with a Michigan criminal defense attorney about an alcohol-related offense, contact my Ann Arbor law office at 734-274-6567.

The Ann Arbor Police

The state of Michigan is so serious about underage offenses that the Ann Arbor Police Department actually has its own underage-offense division called the Ann Arbor Party Patrol.

Police officers still cruise colleges throughout the area and bust people at parties or on the streets who are intoxicated and acting out in inappropriate ways. They are on the lookout for incidents involving MIP, public urination (UIP) and underage DUI. They also make a lot of marijuana and drug possession arrests.

I represent college students who attend local universities, including the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University (EMU) and Washtenaw Community College. As a former prosecutor, I know how to handle criminal cases effectively.

Contact An Ann Arbor Criminal Defense Lawyer

Do not risk your future, or your child's future, by ignoring the underage offenses that are pending. Failure to properly respond to a minor in possession or other charge could result in a warrant for your arrest being issued. Contact my Ann Arbor law office at 734-274-6567, or contact me by e-mail, to schedule an appointment to discuss your rights and options. My compassionate and experienced legal care can help you through your tough situation.