Take Every Precautionary Step to Help Protect Your Future
As a college student, you have your whole life ahead of you. You’re working hard to start a career and it seems like anything is attainable. Unfortunately, all of this can change in an instant when you’re charged with minor in possession. Washington State takes such charges seriously and convicted offenders face penalties that can tarnish their reputation for a lifetime.
Were you arrested for possessing alcohol as a minor at any of these colleges?
- Olympic College
- Peninsula College
- Northwest College of Art & Design
- Everest College – Bremerton
You need Ramirez & Cooper, Inc. on your side. Our Kitsap County DUI lawyers have over 30 years of combined legal experience and know how to fight alcohol-related charges successfully. We are committed to protecting your future and will not settle for a less than favorable outcome.
What are the Penalties for a Minor in Possession Charge in Washington State?
The legal age for acquisition, possession, and consumption of alcohol in Washington is 21. Anyone under 21 years old can be charged with minor in possession if they are found with alcohol on their person. Despite the serious nature of this offense, hundreds of minors are arrested and charged each year.
If convicted, penalties can include all of the following:
- A minimum of $500 in fines
- Not less than two months imprisonment
- Community service
- Alcohol abuse counseling
Your driving privileges may also be affected and a conviction can remain on your record for years, increasing the severity of any future charges. As a college student, the last thing you want is a minor in possession conviction tarnishing your future endeavors.
Let Our Kitsap County DUI Attorneys Fight For You
We know that you have a lot on your plate – grades, scholarships, and now a criminal charge. By retaining our firm, you can leave the legal challenges up to us and focus your attention where it is most needed. We have handled over 1,000 DUI cases and can be trusted with the details of your case.
The sooner you call, the sooner we can begin preparing a strong case on your behalf. Schedule your free consultation with Ramirez & Cooper, Inc. now for dedicated legal assistance!
The attorneys at Ramirez & Cooper, Inc. have a thorough understanding of the legal proceedings and criminal statutes. We are able to give our clients the resources, advocacy and legal advice they need to be successful inside and outside the courtroom. Our legal team will stand by your side every step of the way and always keep you updated on the status of your case. We handle criminal cases throughout Washington state. Let us build a case strategy for you or your loved one, we may be able to take action before charges are even filed.
Over 30 Years’ of Combined Legal Experience
Former Prosecution Experience*
Thousands of Criminal Cases Handled
Over 1,000 DUI Cases Handled
Hundreds of Cases Tried to Verdict or Judgment
Appeared Before the Supreme Court