A couple of days ago I got an MIP after prom. I went out to my car with my friend to get some clothes and while I was in the car, the police showed up. They went up to the house, didn't breathalyze anyone in the house and went to go leave. But before they left they checked all of the cars and found my friend and I. They asked me to get out of the car and then asked me when the last time was that I had a drink. I told them a little bit ago before prom. They then breathalyzed me and I blew a .178. They gave me my ticket and then went in to find my date and also gave him an MIP. My date is freaking out because he has a football scholarship and fears it will be taken away. I don't know what to do. Should I get a lawyer? This is my second MIP. I wouldn't even know what to say to defend myself..I am also 18 so I don't think it will be Juvenile Court.. But I don't know how much this is going to cost but I'm on my own and have bills to pay. So I'm praying this isn't more than I can afford.
That's a common problem, almost epidemic nowadays,
someone gets into trouble . . . and has LITTLE or NO
money for an attorney. The old adage "justice is for
the rich" applies here. You WANT to defend this in
court . . . do not ignore this and hide, it'll eventually
catch up to you months/years down the road. You
can use the services of a 'court-appointed-attorney'
if you can show the court you are unable to afford
an attorney. Although there are some good public
defenders out there . . . you will usually not get the
personal service that a RETAINED attorney can
offer you. You can usually work out a decent payment
plan with the attorney. ---Good luck!
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Hire an local attorney ASAP. He or she will be able to guide you through this, hopefully with minimal damage. With a breathalyzer resault that high and being in your car, you are luckey you did not get charged with OWI super drunk. Good luck in court.
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