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 breath, blood, or urine test you should receive notice from the State of intent to suspend your license. However, this suspension of your right to drive can, in some instances, be avoided. If you file a refusal petition or petition to review suspension of license within ten (10) days of receiving notice of the State’s intent to suspend your license the suspension may be avoided.
Once the petition is filed a hearing will be held and the court will give a decision as to whether you will maintain your license until the conclusion of your trial or if you will lose your license prior to your trial.