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Educating Michigan Parents and Teens on "Teens and the Law"

Teen drug and alcohol use and abuse is a growing problem for parents and law enforcement. One of the valuable services that professionals can provide is reaching out to the community and becoming involved in education and prevention programs that deal with the subject. Attorney Jon Abrahams takes part in a panel every spring to discuss these issues. This year, on March 12, 2013 he, along Judge Kimberly Small and Officer Pete Matejcik, will conduct a panel on "Your Teen & The Law: MIPs and Substance Abuse" at the Gary M. Doyle Center in Bloomfield Hills. The panel is part of the Parent Education Program of the Building Better Families through Action (BBFA), a non-profit organization. Parents and teens are invited to join the panel discussion - it is free, and open to the public. The panel will also offer suggestions to parents and answer questions about their teens and the law. Mr. Abrahams understands the need to help parents and teens understand the laws concerning drug use among minors and the consequences if caught by law enforcement.

Understanding Minors in Possession Laws

MIPs (Minor in Possession) are misdemeanor citations given to teens who are in possession, or have recently drank alcohol. If charged, teens can expect to pay significant fines and costs, be ordered to perform community service, attend educational programs and be subject to random alcohol or drug tests.

Costs of Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse

There are legal aspects that parents and teens should be made aware of concerning the ramifications of MIPs. They can affect teens and their families mentally, emotionally, socially and financially. Parents need to understand their responsibility and liability if their child drinks, drives, or causes an accident that seriously injures or kills someone else. The BBFA and other like organizations are there to help parents and teens through education and to provide tools for parents to identify and prevent substance abuse.

Abrahams Law is committed to helping members in the community through educating and informing them about the laws concerning alcohol and drug use. I am available to my clients 24/7 to handle their legal needs. On the basis of legal ethics and ability, I have received the highest possible AV Peer Review rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

For more information about MIPs, personal injury accidents, wrongful death or malpractice, call Abrahams Lawtoday!