1. Administrative License Suspension DUI

    In Mississippi, if you either refused to submit to a breath, blood, or urine test, the state will attempt to suspend your license or privilege to drive for 90 days to one year. This loss of your right to drive will occur even without you being convicted of DUI.  Once you have refused to submit to a…Read More

  2. Refusal to Blow and License Suspension

    In Mississippi a driver may have his/her license suspended as a result of refusing to "blow" when suspected of driving under the influence (DUI).  In the event you find yourself pulled over and facing a breath test to determine your blood alcohol level, your refusal will result in your license bein…Read More

  3. Consequences of Shoplifting

    According to Mississippi law, any person who willfully and unlawfully takes possession of any merchandise owned, held, offered or displayed for sale by a merchant, without paying for it, is guilty of the crime of shoplifting. If convicted of Shoplifting, for merchandise which is less than or equal t…Read More

  4. Public Intoxication

    Public intoxication, also known as "public drunk" or "drunk in public" is an interesting topic.  The main point of interest is how the law defines public.  According to Miss. Code Ann. § 97-29-47 "If any person shall profanely swear or curse, or use vulgar and indecent language, or be drunk in a…Read More

  5. Simple Assault and Law Enforcement

    We have discussed Simple Assault in previous posts, including our last post which discusses the victim being pregnant as an aggravating factor, this post warns of the consequences of assaulting a law enforcement officer. Just as the type of acts which would normally constitute a simple assault, a mi…Read More

  6. Simple Assault and Aggravating Factors

    As discussed in a prior post, simple assault in Mississippi can be punished by up to 6 months in jail and a fine up to $500.00, or both.  However, there are certain aggravating factors which can substantially increase the consequences of actions which would otherwise be considered misdemeanor simpl…Read More

  7. Mississippi Open Container Laws

    Mississippi is the only state which does not expressly prohibit the possession of an open container while driving. However, before you hit the backroads with an open can/bottle of your favorite alcoholic beverage, a few things should be considered: First, no matter the scenario, if you are caught op…Read More

  8. DUI First and Subsequent Penalties

    In previous posts the penalties associated with a first conviction of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) have been discussed.  In this post I just wanted to a brief synopsis on the penalties associated with not only a first DUI conviction, but the penalties associated with convictions up to being co…Read More

  9. DUI Defense Strategies

    Each situation resulting in a DUI (driving under the influence) charge is unique and therefore requires steps and defense strategies tailored to that particular situation. After gathering all of the facts and investigating the evidence against you a defense attorney should consider your particular s…Read More

  10. Minor in Possession of Alcohol

    The misdemeanor Minor in Possession, commonly known as MIP, is defined in Section 67-1-81 of the Mississippi Code.It states in pertinent part that any person under the age of twenty-one who purchases, receives, or has in his/her possession any alcoholic beverages shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. If…Read More