Minor in Possession charges in Michigan are serious. A guilty charge of MIP can have a serious impact on your future. Do not be fooled by the new laws that this is a civil infraction. Know your rights, have an attorney and plead not guilty.
Know Your Rights–You are protected by the Constitution of the United States.
- Police Must Have A Reason To Stop And Question You-A police officer may ask you to stop for no reason (which you may refuse), but to order you to stop they must have a reason (probable cause) to stop and ask you some questions. When the officer approaches you should remain cool and calm.
- You Have The Right To Remain Silent-“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? With these rights in mind, do you wish to speak to me?”