Louisville, CO asked in Criminal Law for Colorado

Q: What is the result for a first offense, clean record Minor In Possession (alcohol) received 2weeks before 21st bday?

My son received a MIP offense for alcohol 2 weeks prior to his 21st Bday. He was inside his residence (rented condo). The police arrived because of a noise complaint. He has no prior offenses, clean driving record, etc. Due to appear in Superior CO court - what is the expected penalty for 1st time offense and will retaining an attorney be necessary? TY in advance.

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Russell Hebets
Russell Hebets
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Denver, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: The very likely offer would be a dismissal after he completed some condition (alcohol class, community service, etc.). If you don't receive that offer without an attorney, then you should consider hiring one, otherwise an attorney shouldn't be necessary.

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