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My daughter was issued a ticket for MIP when walking home from

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My daughter was issued a ticket for MIP when walking home from a party. She picked up a cup along the way to bring back to her home, which had the remnants of alcohol in it. The office stopped her as she was walking home and asked what she was doing with the cup. She admitted she had been at a party and had a couple of drinks, but the cup was not hers and she had picked it up. He stated he had to stop everyone with a cup in their hand. How should she plead?

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Here is what the Michigan courts do for a first offender. They will put her on probation and at the end of the probation the matter will be removed from her record.

Of course, I cannot tell you what she should plead that decision you have to make with the information I provide.

Additionally, the fact that she said she had been drinking is not that important because there has to be alcohol present
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

So it sounds like even if she pleads guilty, she will likely not have it on her permanent record? Also, they did not breathalyze her, so it was just her admission. From what I read, Michigan law states she can be charged with MIP if she has consumed alcohol, even it she does not have it in her possession. I don't want to encourage her to lie... and if the officer is there and testifies that she admitted to drinking.. it would be her word against his...



Yes. I suggest as a first offender that would be correct.

And the law is a person could not be prosecuted for still having in his or her body something that was consumed in the past or that a person
no longer had control over

So the officer is going to use the cup with the alcohol in it for his case
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