A Closer Look at Mississippi’s First Offender DUI Law

Posted by James Ferguson | Mar 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Tragic Case of a DUI Fatality in Mississippi On November 21, 2017, local news station WREG reported on a DUI case that occured in Horn Lake Mississippi in 2016. The story compels a close look at Mississippis first offender DUI law and its legal as well as real-life implications. On October...

Open Container Laws and the Strange Case of Mississippi

Posted by James Ferguson | Mar 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

Open Container Laws Across the Country Open container laws are state laws that prohibit the presence of an open container of alcohol in an individuals car without regard to whether the individual is consuming it. In 1998, the federal government passed an act incentivizing states to pass open al...

Your DUI Charge and Your Job

Posted by James Ferguson | Feb 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Getting a DUI charge is a stressful ordeal. Depending the severity of the charge, a subsequent DUI conviction can become the source of many serious consequences. A DUI charge or conviction can involve jail time as well as a lengthy, costly court process. It can also produce long-term, sometimes i...

Parked While Under the Influence

Posted by James Ferguson | Feb 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

What is a Parked Car DUI? A parked car DUI offense can be charged when a defendant is found legally intoxicated while behind the wheel of a motionless or parked vehicle. The situations that can lead to this type of charge presents complexities in certain jurisdictions where the difference betwee...

Can I Expunge My Mississippi DUI Conviction?

Posted by James Ferguson | Jan 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Expungement is a hot topic in the area of criminal law as many people are misinformed about its definition and when it applies. For example, contrary to popular belief, expungements are not available for charges and arrests. They only come into play when an individual is found guilty and convicte...

How a DUI Arrest can Affect Your Employment

Posted by James Ferguson | Dec 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Drunk driving is a serious crime with serious consequences. In addition to paying the legal penalties, a DUI conviction can continue to haunt you for years after the momentary indiscretion. The most collateral damage often takes the form of the offenders career. Many are able to survive a DUI co...

Can Self Driving Cars End Drunk Driving?

Posted by James Ferguson | Oct 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Self-driving cars, also called driverless or autonomous cars, are vehicles that can sense their surroundings and navigate without human input. Although no completely driverless cars are allowed on the roads yet, the technology is quickly being developed. Arguably the biggest potential benefit to ...

Are Sobriety Checkpoints Legal in Mississippi?

Posted by James Ferguson | Sep 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sobriety checkpoints (also known as DUI checkpoints, mobile checkpoints, or roadblocks) refer to temporary and fluctuating locations intended to keep drunk drivers off the roads. Police set up a roadblock, stopping every car that passes through the checkpoint to screen for suspicious drivers. If ...

Three Factors of Successful DUI Defense

Posted by James Ferguson | Jul 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Facing a DUI charge in Mississippi can be scary. In addition to the fear you are experiencing just facing the charge in court, you may also be worried about its effects on your job and any other consequences that may come along with a DUI conviction. Thus, it is important that you secure an exper...

MADD Recommendations for DUI Child Endangerment

Posted by James Ferguson | Jun 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) wants all individuals who are convicted of a DUI in Mississippi and had a child in the vehicle at the time of the DUI to suffer serious felony consequences for their actions. MADD's recommendation is that, if a child under the age of 16 was in the vehicle at t...

Mississippi DUI Penalties

Posted by James Ferguson | May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

DUI penalties may seem harsh, but they are harsh for a reason. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Mississippi has decreased drunk driving incidents by 2,800 since the more strict interlock ignition laws have been put into place. This proves that these devices, and more importantly...

What You Need to Know About Ignition Interlocks

Posted by James Ferguson | May 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Back in 2014, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) worked hard to get HB 412 passed and change Mississippi Code §63-11-30 to make penalties for Mississippi drunk drivers harsher. Then, two years later, HB 1366 was passed to make penalties even harsher. Essentially, the main goals of the law chang...

Mississippi Ranking for DUI Laws

Posted by James Ferguson | Apr 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mothers Against Drunk Driving recently published its 2016 MADD Report to the Nation. In it, they looked at several different factors to assess how each state treats DUI, including ignition interlocks, sobriety checkpoints, administrative license revocation, child endangerment, and refusals, and t...

I Have Not Been Drinking – I Can Juggle!

Posted by James Ferguson | Mar 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Seeing blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror and realizing that you are being pulled over is probably one of the more intimidating and scarier things that can happen in your everyday life. Your heart starts beating out of your chest and you may feel like you can not breathe. Most people ar...

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