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Case Conclusion Date: 09.24.2013
Practice Area: Criminal defense
Description: Client charged with Minor in Possession of Alcohol (MIP) under RCW 66.44.270(2)(a). Under the statute, the State must prove either (1) the defendant was exhibiting the effects of consuming alcohol, or (2) is in possession of or close proximity to a container that has or recently had liquor in it. Here, there was no evidence of consumption or close proximity. Prosecutor dismissed the case.