At Haymans & Company, our defense attorneys specialize in criminal law. We’ve been practicing law since 1967, and we’ve helped many people navigate run-ins with the law over the years. Whether you are a college student who has been busted for drunk driving or you got an MIP in the dorm room, we’re here for you. Our criminal lawyers are here to bring you justice and are more than happy to represent you in the courtroom. In our criminal law blog, our DUI lawyers will be discussing the laws in Mississippi, as well as advice for what to do if you are accused of assault. Contact us today, or read more below!

  1. Minor in Possession in Oxford

    Mississippi law prohibits not drinking alcohol if you are under the age of 21 but also possessing alcohol if you are under 21.  This obviously can pose a problem for college students across the State as many choose to participate in consuming alcohol.  While MIP is a misdemeanor, if convicted, a m…Read More

  2. Public Drunk in Oxford

    Mississippi Code Annotated Section 97-29-47 succinctly defines "public drunk" as: "If any person shall profanely swear or curse, or use vulgar and indecent language, or be drunk in any public place, in the presence of two (2) or more persons, he shall, on conviction thereof, be fined not more than o…Read More

  3. Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule I and II

    Mississippi law casts a broad net when it comes to outlawing "controlled substances."  Mississippi law states that it is illegal to knowingly or intentionally possess, sell, barter, exchange, or manufacture a controlled substance.  Unless, of course, you are authorized to do so by law.  Drug crim…Read More

  4. Possession of Paraphernalia

    Many Mississippians, including younger Mississippians, will find themselves facing charges of possession of paraphernalia.  Mississippi prohibits the use and/or possession of paraphernalia which is used to engage in drug use.  The term paraphernalia is fairly broad and may take many forms.  From …Read More

  5. Breath Test Refusal

    One of the most common questions I receive when it comes to DUI charges is should a driver submit to a breath test.  While there is not necessarily a right or wrong answer to that question, I do want to clarify a few misconceptions about breath tests. 1.  First, Mississippi's "implied consent" law…Read More

  6. Possession of a Fake ID

    Having a fake ID is a common occurrence in Oxford, Mississippi as well as man other college towns.  While many think it is a minor offense, it can come with major consequences.  In Oxford Municipal Court a person convicted of possession of a fake ID can expect to pay a fine of $692.00, probably be…Read More

  7. Expungement

    If you are charged with a crime and are found guilty of the charges you will have a "record."  This negative blot on your history can and will follow you around, impacting employment opportunities, your ability to obtain a scholarship, or perhaps to get into graduate school. What is surprising to m…Read More