Skilled Greenville DUI Defense Attorneys Representing Clients Throughout the Mississippi Delta Region

Were you arrested for intoxicated driving (DUI/DWI) in the Greenville area? If so, you may be currently feeling confused, stressed out, and intimidated by the charges that you are facing. Both Mississippi and Arkansas take drunk driving charges seriously. If convicted, the punishment could be severe. You may even lose your freedom.DUI Defense Lawyers

At this moment, you need to act to protect your legal rights. At the Harris Law Firm, PLLC, our aggressive Greenville DUI defense lawyers have the skills and legal experience needed to get you the best possible results. For immediate assistance with your case, please contact our law firm today.

What is a DUI/DWI? Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Levels

Mississippi

  • Drivers 21 and older: .08%
  • For drivers under 21: .02%
  • Commercial drivers: .04%

Arkansas

  • For drivers 21 and older: .08%
  • For drivers under 21: .02%
  • Commercial drivers: .04%

What are the Penalties for a DUI/DWI Conviction?

Mississippi

  • First offense: Up to 48 hours in jail, a maximum fine of $1,000, and a 90-day license suspension.
  • Second offense: Up to one year in jail, a maximum fine of $1,500, a two-year license suspension. In addition, mandatory installation of an interlock ignition device on your vehicle.
  • Third offense: Possibility of five years in jail, a maximum fine of $5,000, a five-year license suspension. Again, you’ll face the mandatory installation of an interlock ignition device on your vehicle.

Arkansas

  • First offense: Up to one year in jail, a maximum fine of $1,000, a six-month license suspension. Mandatory installation of an interlock ignition device on your vehicle.
  • Second offense: As much as one year in jail, a maximum fine of $3,000, a five-year license suspension. Mandatory installation of an interlock ignition device on your vehicle.
  • Third offense: Up to one year in jail, a maximum fine of $5,000, a 30-month license suspension. Mandatory installation of an interlock ignition device on your vehicle.

DUI/DWI: Know Your Legal Rights

You are innocent until prosecutors prove you guilty in court. It is critically important that you have a basic understanding of your legal rights. Our Greenville criminal defense lawyers protect people from overzealous officers and prosecutors. If officers have pulled you over and arrested you on the suspicion of a drunk driving, you should remember to do the following:

  1. Stop your vehicle immediately.
  2. Hand the officer your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and insurance information.
  3. Do not admit to consuming alcohol or consent to a search.
  4. Politely decline to answer any and all invasive questions.
  5. Request to speak with a DUI defense attorney.

Were You Arrested for a DUI in Mississippi or Arkansas?

We can help. At Harris Law Firm, PLLC, our Greenville, MS criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience handling DUI cases. If you or a family member is facing intoxicated driving charges, please contact us today for a free legal consultation. From our office in Greenville, we represent clients throughout the region, including in Arkansas.