Restoring Your Driving Privileges Post DUI
If you have been charged with a DUI in Mississippi and did not receive the outcome that you had hoped for, you are more than likely looking for a way to restore your driving privileges. This element of a DUI Charge can be confusing and frustrating.
License Suspensions In Mississippi
After your DUI Charge, your license will be suspended for no less than 120 days (administrative: 90 days), you will also face fines and the possibility of jail time. Without a future expiration date on that suspension, you are now faced with a major change in your daily life. There is no way around the suspension, it is mandatory and, in most cases, can only be reduced after your attendance and completion of an Alcohol Safety Education Program.
Restricted Driving Privileges
It will take some time before you can apply for a restricted drivers license in Mississippi. You must factor your suspension period into your timeline. For a first offense DUI, your eligibility for restricted driving includes an ignition interlock device. Expect to pay a fee for the device as well as fines and penalties.
With each consecutive DUI the suspension timeline changes and the suspension period increases, the same may be true for DUI Refusals. In addition, with an additional DUI, the possibility of jail time and sentencing increases. The exact penalties and restoration process will depend on your individual case. It is important to understand the various elements involved in your charges and what procedures you need to follow in order to have your driving privileges restored, even on a hardship basis.
Get Help with you Starkville DUI Charges Today!
An experienced Mississippi DUI Attorney can go over your particular case in detail with you. He or she will review the circumstances surrounding your arrest and analyze the events to ensure that your rights were not violated and that proper procedures were followed by law enforcement. Your attorney will also review and evaluate any evidence against you– including any testing.
The most important action that you can take when charged with a DUI in Starkville is to speak to a DUI Attorney at your earliest convenience. Get the guidance that you need and prepare to fight the case against you and get assistance in obtaining Restricted Driving Privileges. Contact our office today for more information.