YOU MAY NOT HAVE TO APPEAR IN COURT!  //  CALL US ANY TIME  //  LOCATED DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM VISTA COURTHOUSE

Christoph Law Offices, DUI & Criminal Defense
Criminal Defense 40 + Years Experience

CALL 24/7 – Free Consultation
760-670-3885

Christoph Law Offices, DUI & Criminal Defense
Christoph Law Offices, DUI & Criminal Defense

HIGHEST RATING IN LEGAL ABILITY
AND ETHICAL STANDARDS

  • Top Lawyers - San Diego Magazine
  • Former Deputy San Diego City Attorney
  • Former USMC Captain
  • Located Directly Across From Vista Courthouse
  • Over 150 Five Star Reviews on Google and Yelp

Attorneys William R. Christoph & Nicholas W. Christoph

Minor in Possession of Alcohol or Marijuana in Vista Courts

On Behalf of | Feb 21, 2014

A minor in possession (MIP) of alcohol or marijuana conviction triggers a 1 year driver’s license suspension in addition to any fine or other penalties. However, the Court does have the ability to grant a restricted license for work, and school etc. It is important to at least get a consultation with an attorney who regularly handles these in your area for a better overview of local Court policy.  In San Diego County, the D.A. may, depending on the circumstances, negotiate this charge to a lesser non-alcohol offense as an infraction which avoids all those issues.

Sometimes the minor in possession cases can even be dismissed if the individual does some community service and attends some AA meetings or a MADD Class. The only problem is, in order to get the D.A. to even look atr the case in San Diego it needs to be filed as a misdemeanor.  If you knew that was the way these cases are resolved, you may be able to object to the filing of a minor in possession of alcohol as an infraction, but it may be a risky gambit without knowing how they are handled.  Also a misdemeanor may be reflected differently than an infraction on your record.  As an infraction, it is like a traffic ticket at trial with a commissioner no jury, and is usually punishable by a fine only in addition to the license suspension.  If the officer fails to show for trial, the case will be dismissed. 

Christoph Law Offices have handle these cases on a regular basis over 30 years in North County.  Call 760-670-3885 for a free consultation.   

Categories

Archives

""
Google 5 Star Reviews

Over 150 Five Star Google and Yelp Reviews

5 stars
Yelp 5 Stars Logo

HIGHLY RECOMMEND

I highly recommend Christoph Law Offices to everyone. Nick is a true professional who will go above and beyond for his clients. Thank you!
– Mahir B.

AMAZING ATTORNEYS!

Amazing attorneys! Bill Christoph was very helpful during my case. He was always quick to get back to me about my questions.
– Collin W.

EXPERT IN HIS FIELD

Great experience overall having William Christoph as my attorney. He understands his client, very insightful and is an expert in his field.
– Soheila N.

Defending Against DUI and Criminal Charges Throughout San Diego County

TOP RATED In The Legal Community
San Diego magazine Top Lawyers 2022
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
AVVO Rating 10 Superb Top Criminal Defense