DOES AN MIP MINOR IN POSSESSION ALCOHOL EVER GO OFF YOUR RECORD?

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I recently got a traffic ticket for Speeding in Sterling Heights and went in front of the judge without a lawyer which I know was dumb but he wouldnt give me a break because I had an MIP Minor in Possession for alcohol charge about 15 years ago when I was at MSU and it is still showing up on my driving record!!!!  I thought tickets and other charges fell off your driving record after about 2 years or something, why is this still on there.  Can your law firm look into this for me or help me out?  Can I get this expunged or taken off my record, this is crazy.  What would your attorneys charge to do this?

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  1. Peter A. Torrice on June 22, 2010 at 10:06 pm said:

    No, MIP (Minor In Possession) of Alcohlol charges never just “fall off” your record in Michigan. Never. It is a criminal misdemeanor conviction that will show on your driving record and criminal history.

    Here a few blog links where MIP charges and penalties in Michigan are discussed in detail:

    http://alllegalmatters.com/blog/michigan-legal-matters/mi-mip/

    http://alllegalmatters.com/blog/general/michigan-attorney-mip-13-years-violation-probation-judge-asadoorian-rochester-hills-michigan-523district-court/

    http://alllegalmatters.com/blog/legal-questions/need-attorney-for-mip-at-u-of-m-was-caught-drinking-playing-beer-pong-at-party-can-one-of-your-michigan-criminal-defense-lawyers-keep-this-off-my-record/

    http://alllegalmatters.com/blog/general/michigan-attorney-question-for-mip-minor-in-possession-of-alcohol-charge-at-michigan-state-university-east-lansing-court-what-are-penalties/

    There are only 2 ways keep your record clean from an MIP charge, and both require the representation of a quaified criminal defense attorney to insure that everything is done properly. Some people will tell you just plea on your own and ask the court to keep it off your record. That is BAD advice because often you maybe misled by the prosecutor that the charge will stay off your record, but really it is abstacted as a conviction. It’s like anything else, if you are not a mechanic, don’t try to rebuild your car engine or change your transmission. If you are not an attorney, don’t complain when you screw your case up.

    The first way to keep an MIP off your record in Michigan is through a plea negotiated by an attorney where the defendant’s plea to an MIP is taken “under advisement” pursuant to certain statutes that allow such deferral where after a period of probation is completed, the charge is removed from your criminal record and only maintained as a non-public record.

    The second is though an expungement or motion to set aside conviction. Our main Michigan website at http://www.AllLegalMatters.com fully addresses criminal expungement law for a motion to set aside a conviction in Michigan. Click on this link for more detailed info that will answer most of your questions, because this process is very involved and requires a lot of work:

    http://www.alllegalmatters.com/criminal-record-expungement-michigan.html

    However, absent these 2 common scenerios, your MIP conviction will never just “fall off” your record.

    The good news is it sounds like our law firm can set aside this conviction from your record, but we need to get some more information from you first. Our Michigan criminal defense lawyers will be able to clear your record in a relatively short period of time if you are qualified for expungement, so contact our office today at (586) 285-1700 for a free consultation.

    Peter A. Torrice
    Canu Torrice Law
    http://www.AllLegalMatters.com
    (586) 285-100

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