Underage Driver’s License Suspension in Michigan

The state of Michigan is extremely strict when it comes to underage possession, consumption, or transportation of alcohol. There are strict penalties associated with any juvenile offense involving alcohol, and no matter what alcohol related charge you face, you are at risk to lose your driving privileges. Grabel & Associates works with underage clients in criminal cases and our team of driver’s license lawyers will fight to protect your future throughout every stage of your case. If your teenager is under investigation for an alcohol related offense or has been charged with DUI, OWI, OWVI, Open Container, Minor Transportation of Alcohol, Minor in Possession of Alcohol (MIP), or any other related charge, contact our experienced criminal defense lawyers immediately.

Minor in Possession of Alcohol Attorney Defending Under 21 Clients from License Suspension in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Throughout Michigan

When your freedom to drive is on the line, you need Michigan’s best criminal defense team on your side. Grabel & Associates is regarded as one of Michigan’s top firms, and our aggressive defense has been effective in thousands of past DUI, MIP, and juvenile crime cases. Teen driver’s license suspension is extremely serious, as it can impact your ability to gain employment, education, and affect other aspects of your future. For some, driving is a necessity, and our lawyers realize that you need to get back on the road as soon as possible after underage drinking or DUI accusations. Contact us immediately for effective defense and let us help you fight to achieve the best result possible in your case.

Juvenile DUI and Alcohol Charges Attorney

Teen drivers are considered at risk to cause or be involved in alcohol related accidents, which is why Michigan law cracks down on offenders for all alcohol-related crimes. If you are caught driving with a blood alcohol content over 0.02%, you can be charged with Operating While Intoxicated (or DUI). An underage DUI will result in serious penalties, which can include license suspension and a criminal record, and it is crucial that you hire an attorney as soon as possible to help you defend against police and prosecutors. If you purchase alcohol, possess alcohol, or have any blood alcohol content (regardless of if you were driving), you could face license suspension. Even if you are in possession of an unopened alcoholic beverage, you could face driver’s license suspension. Work with a skilled attorney to fight against juvenile conviction and harsh criminal penalties.

Criminal Penalties for MIP and Underage DUI in Michigan

Possessing unopened alcohol or an open container can result in an MIP charge, and even a first offense could result in criminal penalties. The specific definitions and criminal penalties involved in minor possession cases are outlined in the Michigan Liquor Control Code of 1998. It is possible to achieve a deferred sentence if you work with an attorney in many MIP cases, and our lawyers will fight to help you avoid punishment for a first offense misdemeanor charge. 

If you are convicted of a second or subsequent offense, you will face mandatory license suspension, and you will need an individualized defense strategy to help you beat the charges you face. Michigan also has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol for persons under the legal drinking age. A BAC over 0.02% will result in drunk driving charges, which could result in license suspension for 6 months after a first offense. License suspension will occur in addition to other criminal penalties, which could include community service, fines, and jail time.

Any underage alcohol charge can result in long lasting effects, and you need an experienced juvenile defense team to help you avoid a criminal record and loss of your driving privileges. A license suspension can stop you from attending class, going to work, and enjoying the quality of life you are used to. Fight back against criminal charges with a Michigan teen license suspension attorney.

Our Approach to Minor (Under 21) Alcohol Charges

When your future is at stake, you need a lawyer who has the experience necessary to obtain excellent results in every stage of your case. It is also crucial to obtain a criminal defense attorney who will be focused on your final result, and can guide you to the best possible outcome in your unique case. 

Our attorneys have experience working in thousands of criminal cases over more than 10 years, and we can assist you in your felony, misdemeanor, MIP, OWI, or juvenile crime case. We will work together with you to develop a criminal defense strategy with your future in mind, and our individualized approach will effectively aid you in achieving your legal goals. Grabel & Associates will commit as much time as necessary to your case, and we understand that the only criminal case results you are concerned with are your own.

Without a lawyer, you could be kept off the road for longer than is necessary for the charges you face, and our lawyers will help you to understand how complex laws in the Michigan Vehicle Code and Liquor Control Act will affect your case. We will investigate every detail of the accusations against you, and our attorneys are familiar with the problems associated with blood and breath test technology, field sobriety testing, and common police mistakes that could help you obtain a better result in your case. Look at our proven results and see what our lawyers are able to do for clients in tough Michigan license suspension cases statewide. We look forward to representing you or your teenager throughout the justice process.

Contact Scott Grabel for Juvenile License Suspension Defense

If you have lost your license to an underage alcohol conviction, or fear you are at risk to lose your license because of an investigation or charge you are facing, contact our law firm immediately. We are available 24/7 at our toll free number, 1-800-342-7896, as well as online. Ask to set up a free consultation with trial attorney Scott Grabel, or speak with an experienced case analyst right now about the specifics of your case. Our DUI defense team will help you fight against harsh criminal punishment or wrongful conviction, and you only stand to benefit from the advice of a talented attorney. We are always available because we understand that avoiding license suspension can be a time sensitive and complicated process. Contact Grabel & Associates online right now from anywhere in Michigan and protect your future.

Please note: Recently DLAD/DAAD changed their name to the Administrative Hearings Section (AHS). Common use of the name AHS has not yet been widely accepted and the entity responsible for driver’s license hearings is still referred to as DLAD/DAAD in almost all legal areas, which is why we continue to use the term “DLAD/DAAD” throughout our website. More information about this change can be found at the Michigan Secretary of State’s website here.