The Greater Dallas area is known for its unique appeal, its amenities, and its high quality of life. Areas, such as Irving, illustrate the best that this region has to offer in terms of family appeal and services. A large number of people who move to Irving do so to ensure that their children have the best aspects of the city and small town life all at once. Irving’s schools, relative safety and health services make it an ideal location for any family. However, even the best kids can make mistakes and when these mistakes relate to underage drinking, they can have long lasting consequences on their lives.
In Texas, anyone who is convicted of a minor in possession charge faces a misdemeanor conviction with fines up to $500, suspension of their license and up to 12 hours community service. While this may seem quite minor, repeat offenses bring with them much more serious consequences which may include larger fines, more community service, longer suspensions and in some cases, jail time.
For those guilty of a minor in possession charge however, there still may be a way to keep it off a permanent record. In Texas, this is referred to as a deferred disposition. A deferred disposition simply means that the judge has chosen to defer any further proceedings for up to 180 day without actually entering any plea. After this probationary period is over, if you have complied with all the requirements set by the court and not committed any further offenses, your MIP charge may be dismissed.
As an attorney well-versed in Texas law relating to DWI and MIP, we can help defend you and ensure the best outcome for your case.
Minor in Possession (MIP) Attorney Irving TX
Dorman Bell, LLP is an Irving attorney specializing in DWI, minor in possession and other related offenses in Irving and throughout the Greater Dallas/Ft Worth area. If you or someone you love is facing charges relating to minor in possession, it is important to contact an attorney right away. Find out how we can help you. Contact us today at 214.736.7168 or fill out the form below.