What are the DUI laws in Mississippi?

DUI laws vary from state to state. You should never drink and drive, but in the event you are pulled over after drinking it is important to know what consequences you may face.

Drinking and driving holds a heavy penalty in the state of Mississippi.

Tangi Carter explains what you need to know about DUI laws in the Magnolia State.

1st Conviction (Misdemeanor Crime)

  • Fine of $250 to $1,000

  • Court Costs (this fee varies based upon the fine amount)

  • Imprisoned for not more than 48 hours (court may impose attendance at a victim impact panel as an alternative)

  • Attendance at an alcohol safety education program (e.g., DUI School)

  • Indefinite license suspension until completion of the alcohol safety education program

  • Upon completion – license eligible for reinstatement after it has been suspended for 120 days

  • Victim Impact Panel Presentation

  • May be eligible to have an interlock device placed in your vehicle in lieu of a DL suspension

2nd conviction (Misdemeanor Crime)

  • Fine of $600 to $1,500

  • Costs of Court

  • Imprisoned 5 days to 1 year

  • Community service work 10 days to 1 year

  • DUI School

  • Victim Impact Panel

  • 2 year license suspension

  • May be eligible for an Interlock Device

3rd or subsequent conviction (Felony Crime)

  • Fine of $2,000 to $5,000

  • Costs of Court

  • Imprisoned 1 to 5 years

  • DUI School

  • Victim Impact Panel

  • Seizure and possible forfeiture of the vehicle

  • 5 year license suspension

  • May be eligible for an Interlock Device

If you have been arrested for DUI, contact Tangi Carter at 601-544-1313.

About Tangi Carter:

For over 20 years Tangi Carter has helped clients navigate the legal system. She will treat you with respect and utilize her knowledge and experience to protect your rights and liberty. She is admitted to practice law in Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, and Tennessee.

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