DUI laws are specific in Mississippi, and each case can be interpreted in different ways according to these laws. Some DUIs are considered minimal offenses, while others may result in serious criminal consequences. There are so many factors that may affect your sentence – to the point where it almost seems like each DUI is unique. These factors include property damage, injuries, aggravating factors, the way you interacted with police, and many more. Sometimes, the best way to get a sense of DUI laws in Mississippi is to examine some real-world examples.
If you have been charged with a DUI in Mississippi, it makes sense to get in touch with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Whether you are facing a light sentence, many years in prison, or anything in between, your lawyer can help you strive for the best possible results. With our help, you can develop a targeted defense strategy based on your unique circumstances. The sooner you get in touch with a defense attorney, the better.
2nd DUI, Possession of Controlled Substances
On August 4th, it was reported that an individual was arrested for a second DUI. He was also charged with possession of marijuana. According to the police report, he was driving up to 19 miles above the speed limit with no driver’s license and no insurance. To make matters worse, he was also driving on the wrong side of the road without wearing a seatbelt. The penalty for a second DUI in Mississippi is a maximum of six months in prison, up to $1,500 in fines, and up to six months of community service.
Ocean Springs Man Charged with DUI Causing Death
On July 19th, it was reported that a man in Ocean Springs was facing up to 25 years in prison for a DUI that caused the deaths of two sisters from New Orleans. The incident involved five vehicles, many of which were on fire when the police arrived.
Woman Arrested in Brookhaven for Third DUI
On July 25th, it was reported that a woman in Brookhaven had been arrested for a third DUI. A third DUI may result in a sentence of up to five years in jail, plus up to $5,000 in fines.
Man Charged with DUI After Causing Death of Five-Year-Old
You always need to consider the circumstances of the specific incident. Although the court is supposed to be impartial, a man who kills a five-year-old may be viewed differently from one who kills an adult. On July 21st, it was reported that a man had been arrested for a multi-vehicle collision that caused the passing of a five-year-old. As previously mentioned, a DUI causing death can result in up to 25 years in prison. Considering the circumstances of this incident, it seems likely that this defendant will receive a lengthy sentence.
Enlist the Help of a Qualified Attorney Today
If you have been searching for a qualified, experienced criminal defense attorney, look no further than Vic Carmody Jr., P.A. Over the years, we have helped numerous defendants pursue excellent results – including those who have been accused of DUIs. We know that each DUI is unique, and we are ready to formulate an effective defense strategy based on your specific circumstances. Book a consultation today to get started.