Category Archives: Minor In Possession (MIP)

J.A.M.S (Jail Alternatives for Michigan Services)

J.A.M.S is a drug testing program the courts use to test you for drug or alcohol use.  If you have been given probation on an alcohol or drug related charge, J.A.M.S will most likely be one of the terms of your probation.  Here are the numbers and locations for J.A.M.S testing sites in Michigan.


Monday-Friday 6:30 A.M to 9:00 A.M.

Saturdays and Sundays 6:30 A.M to 9:00 A.M Only

Chesterfield 53379 Gratiot Ave.Chesterfield Twp., MI 48051

(586) 749-9360

Fax (586) 749-9385

North of 24 Mile Rd.

West side of Gratiot Ave.

Grand Blanc

6353 South Saginaw Rd.

Grand Blanc, MI 48439

(810) 695-9224

Fax (810) 695-9297

Across from GM Metal Fabrication Plant. South of Hill Rd.

New Hudson

56461 Grand River Ave.

New Hudson, MI 48165

(248) 491-0264

Fax (248) 491-0267

South Side of Grand River.


52010 Van Dyke,

Shelby Twp., MI 48316

(586) 323-1670

Fax (586) 323-1675

Metro Plaza.

North of 23 Mile Rd.


5885 S. Main

Suite #5

Clarkston, MI 48346

(248) 625-6686

Fax (248) 625-6689


1360 Milford Rd.

Highland, MI 48357

(248) 887-6789

Fax (248) 887-0249

Highland Plaza South of M-59.


318 N. Lapeer Rd.

Oxford, MI 48371

(248) 969-1743

Fax (248) 969-1745

In State Farm Insurance Building.


24095 Champaign

Taylor, MI 48180

(313) 722-8176

Fax (313) 722-8179

Off S. Telegraph South of I-94


15238 Michigan Avenue

Dearborn, MI 48126

(313) 581-7246

Fax (313) 581-7292

Just east of Greenfield Rd

On the north side of the street


190 S. Highlander Way

Howell, MI 48843

(517) 579-1060

Fax (517) 579-1062

Located in the Livingston

Community Correction Building.


31 Oakland Ave.

Pontiac, MI 48342

(248) 454-0883

Fax (248) 454-9182

Across from Salvation Army.

North of Huron (M-59).


8577 Wayne Rd.

Westland, MI 48185

(734) 427-6115

Fax (734) 427-4690

Holiday Plaza

Between Joy & Warren.


18984 Livernois

Detroit, MI 48221

(313) 544-7108

Fax (313) 544-7114

Just south of 7 Mile Rd on same lot as Heritage Optical


374 Nepessing

Lapeer, MI 48446

(810) 882-2100

Fax (810) 882-2104

One block east of Post Office.


745 Barclay Circle, Suite #340

Rochester Hills, MI 48307

(248) 293-2585

Fax (248) 293-2587

Across from 52-3 Court

In the Hampton Plaza.


49345 Pontiac Trail

Wixom, MI 48393

(248) 624-1494

Fax (248) 624-3146

Enter off Wainstock Rd.

South of Pontiac Trail.


32620 Grand River

Farmington, MI 48336

(248) 888-0100

Fax (248) 888-0200

4 Driveways from

Radio Shack.

Madison Heights

739 E. Twelve Mile Rd.

Madison Hts, MI 48071

(248) 582-9177

Fax (248) 582-9174

North side of 12 Mile Rd.

Between John R & Dequindre.


31503 Gratiot Ave.

Roseville, MI 48066

(586) 222-0501

Fax (586) 222-0512

In the Roseville

Clinic Building.


452 Hewitt Road

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

(734) 485-8080

Fax (734) 485-8008

Hewitt Rd. Center

We hope this helps! If you need any legal help make sure to give us a call! 248-624-5500


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Michigan’s Minor In Possession of Alcohol (MIP) Law

Public Act No. 63 was signed by Governor Jennifer Granholm on April 12, 2004, giving Michigan one of the toughest Minor in Possession (MIP) laws in the country. The MIP Michigan law was first revised in the year 1998 and Public Act No. 63 is the first major revision after that.

Minor in Possession of Alcohol, or MIP, is one of the most common juvenile offenses. The legal age for consumption and possession of alcohol in Michigan is 21 years old. Again, Michigan has some of the TOUGHEST MIP laws in the country; take action as soon as a charge of MIP is filed.

Do not answer any questions after your arrest and plead not guilty at the arraignment! Assert your right to an attorney!


A minor is in possession of alcohol if:

  • There is alcohol in their blood from prior consumption;
  • The minor purchases alcohol;
  • The minor has alcohol on them;
  • The minor attempts to possess alcohol.

First time offenders

First time offenders may be able to receive a break from the court. If a juvenile has no prior adjudication for MIP the court can chose to put the juvenile on probation. If the terms of the probation are met, the juvenile will not have a misdemeanor on his or her record. Probation can include:

  • Payment of costs
  • Alcohol counseling
  • Staying out of trouble


The legal age for drinking in Canada is 19 years old. A 19 or 20 year old who consumes alcohol in Canada can still be charged with Minor in Possession if they enter the United States with alcohol in their blood. The legal consumption of alcohol can be an affirmative defense to the charge. Consulting an attorney to discuss this defense is advised.

You do not want a misdemeanor on your record if you can avoid it. (Pay attention to our Keeping a Clean Record blog series!)  It is in your best interest to get an attorney who is familiar with Michigan’s MIP laws to help you.

If you need representation for your MIP call Daniel Ambrose on his cell phone at (248) 624-5500 or email him at

Or visit our website at

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