Mississippi Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are incarcerated for a crime in Mississippi, you need a Mississippi attorney who concentrates in criminal defense law. The repercussion of a Mississippi criminal conviction are too great to trust your life and future to just any Mississippi attorney. Every criminal offense in the State of Mississippi, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. In today's computer age, being convicted of a criminal offense in Mississippi could lead to a permanent arrest record that could impact the rest of your life. Lawyers NOW has qualified Mississippi criminal defense lawyers you can trust to help you through a bad situation.
Hiring an experienced Mississippi criminal defense attorney will ensure that your legal rights are protected and that someone is looking out for your interests in court. The Mississippi lawyers on Lawyers NOW will outline your legal options and then assemble an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is different in Mississippi, the primary goal of the attorneys on Lawyers NOW is to get your case dismissed or reduced.
DWI/DUI in Mississippi
In Mississippi the criminal act of driving a motorized vehicle while impaired or drunk is called driving while intoxicated (DWI). Common terms in Mississippi for drunk driving are driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI).
To be arrested for drunk driving or DWI a police officer only needs to suspect a motorist is impaired by alcohol or drugs to a point of not being able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner. You can be arrested for a DUI or DWI if you are in physical control of a vehicle with a blood alcohol content at or above the legal threshold of 0.08% BAC Mississippi. You can be arrested for DWI/DUI with a BAC below 0.08%.