Attorneys Band Together to Stop Jail Sentences for MIP Probation Violations

Have you been arrested for Minor in Possession (MIP) of alcohol in the past? Have you recently been charged with violating your probation? If so, it is crucial that you speak with an experienced Michigan criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Freedman & Freedman right away.

Criminal defense attorneys in Oakland County and Genesse County have found that many of their MIP clients were sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to a probation violation. This is troubling, especially because Michigan law prohibits jail sentences for minors that plead guilty to possession of alcohol.

Judges have gotten away with incarcerating minors by claiming anyone who violates their probation has committed "contemptable conduct," a misdemeanor offense that warrants up to 93 days in jail. In some cases, judges just blatantly ignore the law, simply tossing probation violation offenders in jail despite protests from their attorneys.

In reaction to this injustice, members of the Criminal Defense Association of Michigan have begun to organize a coordinated defense against the wrongful jailings.

Experienced Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been incarcerated for a probation violation, it is important to find an experienced Oakland County criminal defense lawyer who can stand up for your rights, provide you with an aggressive defense, and help you appeal the judge's decision. At the Law Offices of Freedman & Freedman, we have defended many clients throughout Oakland and Wayne Counties, and are devoted to providing our clients with the superior defense they need to avoid jail time and other serious penalties.

Contact the Law Offices of Freedman & Freedman today!