Restricted and Hardship Licenses in Mississippi

Posted by James Ferguson | Oct 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Restricted and hardship licenses are a part of the DUI penalty scheme that states have implemented for those who have been convicted of DUI. There are two main ways the court can grant a restricted license instead of a fully suspended license. These special considerations acknowledge that certain...

The Ignition Interlock Device: Unusual Punishment?

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

In Mississippi, persons convicted of a third DUI offense are required to have an interlock ignition device installed in their car. This device serves as a deterrence and punishment for the offender. The car will not start unless the driver blows into the device. The device is calibrated to detect...

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...

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