DUI

Protecting Your Rights, and Your Future Against DUI Charges

Facing DUI charges in Mississippi can be a challenging and frightening experience. DUI offenders face mandatory license suspension, possible jail time, community service, drug and alcohol education programs, and steep fines. The social and personal consequences of a DUI can also greatly impact your life as you must deal with the increased insurance premiums, limited career options, and social stigma that are associated with a DUI conviction. When facing DUI charges, it is often wise to consult an experienced lawyer for advice on combating the penalties associated with a conviction.

At The Law Office Of M. Devin Whitt, our attorney leverages nearly 10 years of legal experience to offer effective DUI representation to clients in the Jackson area. Dedicated to helping you protect your wallet, your freedom and your future from these charges, our staff works diligently to examine the prosecution's case for weaknesses or discrepancies that can be exploited in your favor. Our knowledge of Jackson area courts, prosecutors and judges offers us the ability to provide the advice you need to make informed decisions on your defense.

Contact our office online or call 601-607-5055 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your DUI defense today.

Consequences of Conviction for DUI in Mississippi

The penalties for DUI in Mississippi are generally, as follows:

DUI in Mississippi (adults)
1st Offense2nd Offense3rd Offense (Felony DUI)
DUI (MCA 63-11-30)$250 to $1000 fine$600-$1500 fine$2000-$5000 fine
.08 (adults) BAC is legally intoxicated for purpose of the statute and establishes DUI per se.

Up to 48 hours imprisonment

License Suspension for up to 12 months

or 90 days if MASEP attended

5 days to 1 year imprisonment and community service for 10 days to 1 year

License suspension for 2 years

1 to 5 years in Penitentiary

License Suspension for 5 years

DUI conviction stays on your driving record for 5 years for purpose of penalty enhancementsPotential for "Hardship" license after 30 days if no test refusal.

Mandatory in-depth diagnostic assessment for alcohol and/or drug addiction

Impoundment or immobilization of vehicle for suspension period and then vehicle ignition interlock

Mandatory in-depth diagnostic assessment for alcohol and/or drug addiction

Seizure and possible of

DUI in Mississippi (minors) "Zero Tolerance for Minors"
1st Offense2nd Offense3rd Offense
DUI (MCA 63-11-30(3) (a)$250 fineUp to $500.00 fineUp to $1000.00
.02-.07 BAC is legally intoxicated for purpose of the Zero Tolerance for Minors statute and establishes DUI per se. For levels of .08 BAC or more, minors will be treated as adults.

License suspension for 90 days

Mandatory MASEP and possible attendance of victim impact panel

License suspension for 1 yearLicense suspension until minor reaches the age of 21 or for 2 years, whichever is longer.
DUI conviction stays on your driving record for 5 years for purpose of penalty enhancements

Potential for "Hardship" license after 30 days if no test refusal.

Possibility of non-adjudication of charges for first time offenders under 21 years of age

Possibility of reduction of license suspension period if minor completes in-depth diagnostic assessment for alcohol and/or drug addiction and, if needed, completes program.Mandatory in-depth diagnostic assessment for alcohol and/or drug addiction
An Experienced Approach to DUI Defense

When choosing a lawyer to represent you for a DUI in Mississippi, it is important to select an attorney who has experience addressing these types of cases. Your attorney should be able to determine if your rights were violated during your arrest, assess the validity of your blood alcohol content (BAC) test, and have a thorough understanding of Mississippi's drunk driving laws.

At The Law Office Of M. Devin Whitt, we can help you understand exactly what you are up against, explain the process you will be going through and help you fight for the best possible outcome to your situation.

Contact our office to schedule your free consultation today.