Sometimes teenagers do crazy things to try and avoid a MIP (Minor in Possession of Alcohol, C.R.S. 18-13-122) ticket, after police arrived to break up a drinking party. These types of parties happen regularly at the Weld County campus of the University of Northern Colorado near Greeley. Things tend to get worse when underaged students try and run instead of facing the MIP ticket.
Weld County Minor in Possession of Alcohol Attorney
Parents should be aware that while an MIP (Minor in Possession of Alcohol) is never a fantastic thing, there are far worse things that could happen to juveniles in Frederick, Milliken, or Erie. These students thought it would be a good idea to jump thirty feet to avoid a small ticket. Others feel it’s better to get behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated to keep from getting a ticket. The reality is, every time a minor, juvenile, or teen does something to avoid an MIP, the charges will be enhanced. They may even end up committing felonies trying to avoid a petty offense.
Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in Greeley and Weld County
Parents see stories like this and may think it is a better idea to buy alcohol for their children to drink at home. They reason that they can supervise their drinking behavior to keep them from doing something silly like jumping out of a three story window. In the end, though, it is just not worth it. Not only may your child end up with a ticket for Minor in Possession of Alcohol if they leave your house with the alcohol, but an adult who supplies alcohol to their child’s friends can be charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, which is a felony offense.
If you are facing charges of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor or MIP, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the O’Malley Law Office at 970-616-6009. Together, we can protect your future.
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