Hernando DUI Defense Attorneys Offering Aggressive Representation
Experienced criminal defense lawyers representing you after a drunk driving charge
Like many states, Mississippi takes drunk driving seriously. The potential consequences of a conviction include license suspension, jail time, and high fines. When you get pulled over under suspicion of driving while intoxicated, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. At Taylor Jones Taylor, the Hernando DUI attorneys are experienced at defending against DUI charges. They look closely at the details of your case and aggressively fight on your behalf. This is a firm you can trust to defend you.
What happens if you refuse to take a breathalyzer test?
In Mississippi, you can be charged with a DUI if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is at .08% or higher. The state’s implied consent law says that by driving a car, you have given consent to taking a blood or breath test if you are pulled over by a police officer. You can still refuse to take the test, but you will automatically receive a license suspension of 90 days. For a second or third offense, when the first offense was a DUI conviction, you could be facing a one-year license suspension.
Not taking the test will make it more difficult to prove that you were driving under the influence. However, the consequences of refusing to take the test may not be worth the risk. Whether you have refused to take the test or not, a knowledgeable Hernando DUI attorney at Taylor Jones Taylor is prepared to defend you.
DUI convictions and jail time
One of the more serious consequences of a DUI conviction is jail time. The amount of jail time is dependent on many factors, including your BAC level and whether anyone was hurt if an accident occurred. The minimum amount of jail time is as follows:
- For a first offense, there is no minimum jail time.
- For a second offense, the minimum amount of jail time is five days.
- For a third offense, the minimum amount of jail time is one year.
A DUI conviction can stay on your record for five years. This means that a charge will count against you during that time period if you are pulled over under suspicion of drunk driving again.
At Taylor Jones Taylor, the Hernando DUI lawyers are dedicated to reducing or eliminating the amount of time you will have to spend in jail if you are convicted of a DUI.
After a drunk driving arrest, do not hesitate to contact a Hernando DUI defense attorney
If you have been charged with a DUI in Mississippi, contact Taylor Jones Taylor today to learn what the firm’s experienced Hernando DUI defense attorneys can do for you. Call 662-342-1300 or fill out the contact form to schedule an initial consultation at one of the firm’s three offices.
Types of Cases We Handle
Our Hernando attorneys handle a variety of cases, including:
133 East Commerce Street
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: (662) 449-4050
Fax: (662) 449-4051