Have you been charged with a Washington State Minor in Possession (MIP) of Alcohol charge? If so, I can help you face this difficult time in your life. MIP charges can have long lasting and severe impacts on your future, far beyond the threat of jail time. You may face hefty fines, long probationary periods, negative employment and education repercussions, and alcohol and substance abuse treatment. Sticking your head in the sand and letting the chips fall where they may is a recipe for disaster. You need to be proactive and find an advocate to limit your exposure. As a former prosecutor and experienced criminal defense attorney, I have the knowledge and experience to assess and form a strategy to best challenge your Washington State Minor in Possession charge. Please take a moment to read through this website and learn more about Washington State MIP criminal penalties, MIP laws, how I structure my fees, and how to go about setting up a free consultation.
What is the first step?
If you contact my office, I will be happy to schedule you for a free face-to-face 1 hour consultation to discuss your Washington State MIP case. My goal will be to patiently listen to the specific facts of your case and then advise you of the possible outcomes, penalties, and strategies to most effectively combat your MIP charges. I assure you that you will leave my office feeling better informed as to what your future holds and more knowledgeable as to what you can do to help yourself survive this challenging time in your life. The consultation is free and there is no commitment required. Remember that in the legal system knowledge is power, and I will strive to make sure you leave my office fully prepared for what is to come.
If you decide that I am the right fit to represent you, I will get started on your Washington State MIP charge immediately. The first step will be to notify the prosecutor and the court that I am your attorney. At the same time, I will request all the police and investigative reports that law enforcement has produced in your matter. Once those records are in my possession I will set up an appointment to meet with you to review those documents in detail. I will also begin my own investigation to build a case in your defense. I will examine any potential legal issues including possible violations of your constitutional rights. I may also utilise a professional Private Investigator to track down and interview witnesses, or consult with my own expert witnesses as to the accuracy and sufficiency of the State’s evidence against you. I will take the offensive and put the State on its heels from the get go. Please call to set up an appointment today and see how I can help you resolve your MIP case.