Mississippi Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are blamed for a crime in Mississippi, you need a Mississippi lawyer who focuses on criminal defense law. The consequences of a criminal conviction in Mississippi are too great to trust your life and future to just any lawyer in Mississippi. Every criminal case in Mississippi, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. In today's computer age, a conviction 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 an unpredictable situation.
Hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer Mississippi will ensure that your 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 put together an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is unique in Mississippi, the primary goal of the attorneys on Lawyers NOW is to get your case dismissed or reduced.
DWI/DUI in Mississippi
The criminal act of driving a motorized vehicle while impaired or drunk in Mississippi is called driving while intoxicated (DWI). Common terms for drunk driving include driving while imparied or intoxicated (DWI), operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), operating under the influence (OUI) and operating while intoxicated (OWI).
In Mississippi 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 charged 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 in Mississippi. You can be arrested for DWI/DUI with a BAC below 0.08%.