Strong Protection After Drunk Driving Charges
Drunk driving, or operating a vehicle while under the influence (OUI) – commonly known as driving under the influence (DUI) – in Mississippi, can carry significant repercussions. A DUI conviction lasts on your record for a lifetime and can have direct legal consequences for 5 years. During this time, a subsequent DUI conviction can lead to increasingly severe penalties.
If you face drunk driving charges, you should speak with an experienced attorney who can help have the charges dismissed or the potential penalties lessened. Herring Chapman, PA, is renowned in Mississippi for strong criminal defense strategies and our ability in court. Our legal team can provide the capable defense you need and deserve.
Understanding The Potential Consequences
You are considered to be driving impaired if you operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or above. Unlike other states, Mississippi does not distinguish penalties for individuals whose BAC is exactly at .08 and those who have a significantly higher BAC.
A first DUI offense can result in up to 48 hours in jail, a fine of $1,000 and a 90-day license suspension. Penalties substantially increase with subsequent offenses in the same five year span of time. A third offense within five years can result in up to five years in prison, a fine of $5,000 and five years of a suspended license.
Secure A Qualified Trial Attorney To Represent Your Case
Herring Chapman, PA, is known for strong trial skills and criminal defense. Our attorneys tailor our approach to pursue the results you need. We carefully analyze the circumstances surrounding your charges such as your breathalyzer results, sobriety tests, police interactions and other factors at play. We will ensure that you are afforded your full legal rights, whether that centers on probable cause in your case, improper road block or safety check point or any of the many other constitutional rights you hold.
Our trial lawyers spend a significant amount of time in Mississippi’s courts. We understand how the differences between the various jurisdictions, judges and local ordinances work. Our attorneys will use this information to formulate a strong defense that presents your case in the best possible light.
Contact Herring Chapman, PA, For Qualified Representation
If you face DUI charges, call 662-842-1617 to schedule a free case consultation at our Tupelo office. Our accomplished trial attorneys have the in-depth knowledge of Mississippi’s legal system to provide the advocacy you need.