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If you have been arrested for MIP in Charleston, call Charleston MIP lawyer John W. Molony and schedule a free consultation to protect your rights and your record. In Charleston, minor in possession violations are misdemeanors, and penalties include up to two hundred dollars in fines and up to thirty days in jail. MIP convictions can also have additional serious consequences for Charleston college students. After a conviction for minor in possession, that criminal record may impact your ability to get a job, get into graduate school or do anything else that requires a criminal background check.

What Is MIP- Minor In Possession In Charleston?

  • South Carolina state law makes it unlawful for anyone “under the age of twenty-one to purchase, attempt to purchase, consume, or knowingly possess” beer and wine.
  • MIP for beer or wine is a misdemeanor in Charleston. Penalties include up to two hundred dollars in fines and up to thirty days in jail.
  • South Carolina state law also makes it unlawful for anyone “under the age of twenty-one to purchase, attempt to purchase, consume, or knowingly possess” liquor.
  • MIP for liquor is a misdemeanor in Charleston. Penalties include up to two hundred dollars in fines and up to thirty days in jail.
  • In addition to these penalties, any minor in possession conviction will also include at least eight hours of alcohol education.
  • These laws do not apply to minors who work serving alcoholic beverages, to religious services or to minors in their parent’s home.

Contact A Charleston MIP Lawyer

Call MIP lawyer John W. Molony now and discuss your charges and your legal options free of charge! When you retain criminal defense attorney John W. Molony, you can expect to have a lawyer who will fight for you, listen to you, answer your phone calls and devote the time that your case requires. John W. Molony Law Firm, LLC is conveniently located in James Island and defends Charleston clients arrested for minor in possession.

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