DUI Frequently Asked Questions
Mississippi DUI Attorney
What types of DUI charges do you have experience defending?
At Miller & Miller Attorneys at Law, PLLC, our Mississippi DUI lawyers have more than 32 years of collective experience defending the rights and futures of those charged with drunk driving. We represent all
DUI charges, including but not limited to
first offense DUI,
second offense DUI,
multiple offense DUI,
underage DUI and
breathalyzer refusals. We also handle some
traffic ticket cases and
I failed the breathalyzer test and/or the field sobriety test. Should I just plead guilty?
No! You should not enter a plea until you have discuss your case in debt with a skilled legal professional. Even if you believe that the prosecution has all the evidence they need to convict you, there are numerous situations in which evidence can be declared inadmissible and dismissed, such as unlawful police stops and breathalyzer malfunction. You need a proficient DUI lawyer to determine
your best defense.
What is the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for minors under 21?
In Mississippi, it is against the law for a minor under the age of 21 to drive if he or she has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .02% or higher.
When should I hire an attorney?
You need to call a defense attorney as soon as possible after your arrest. Evidence is always best collected when it is fresh and there is low probability of contamination. Furthermore, you must attend the administrative hearing - which is 10 days after your arrest - if you hope to keep your license from being suspended. This hearing also gives your attorney the opportunity to hear the evidence presented against you.
What happens if I refuse to take the breathalyzer test?
Mississippi is an "implied consent" state, meaning if you refuse to take the breathalyzer test, your license will be automatically suspended and you will also be charged with driving under the influence. In this particular circumstance, legal representation is essential and in fact required.
More Information from a DUI Lawyer
DUI charges are anything but simple. Because of the numerous tests, requirements and penalties for different circumstances, each DUI case is different. The purpose of this page is to answer some of the questions our firm frequently encounters from new clients. However, it is in no way comprehensive. We understand that the uncertainty and anxiety caused by a DUI arrest can produce a plethora of questions. If you have been arrested under any type of DUI charge, you may be experiencing this very concern. Miller & Miller Attorneys at Law, PLLC wants to offer its service to you and relieve some of your burden caused by this event. If you have any other questions or are considering hiring a Mississippi DUI lawyer to defend you, we encourage you to contact our office today.