Penalties for conviction on a misdemeanor drunk driving or drugged driving offense include a 120-day driver's license suspension, a substantial fine and possible jail time. This doesn't begin to address what you are facing if you have prior convictions, were involved in a car accident or certain other circumstances apply. For a felony DUI conviction, the devastating results could include:
- A 12-month or longer jail sentence
- Impoundment of your vehicle
- Mandatory ignition interlock and/or loss of your driving privilege for years to come
It is essential to work with a local attorney
who knows the specific courts and processes in Forrest County, Lamar County, Jones County and surrounding areas. You need a lawyer who will listen to your concerns and clearly present your full range of legal options.