Frequently Asked Questions about Alleged Criminal Violations in Arlington, Edmonds, Everett, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Monroe and the rest of Snohomish County, Washington

I have been charged with a Minor DUI. Am I also charged with MIP (Minor in Possession) or MIC (Minor in Consumption)? Could I be?

Unless your citation says that you are also charged with MIP/MIC, you likely are not charged with both, although you could be. Charging a Minor DUI and MIP is pretty unusual, and would be done only in extreme cases, such as when the defendant has significant criminal history, or the alleged facts of the case are extreme enough to concern the prosecutor. Oftentimes, a prosecutor will seek to obtain a plea to a charge of Minor DUI by threatening to charge a person with MIP or MIC as well.

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