Southaven DUI Attorney
DUI Defense Lawyer for Tunica and North Mississippi
DUI in Mississippi is one of the few crimes where an individual can be convicted only on the opinion of one person. If an officer pulls you over on suspicion of drunk driving and determines that you are under the influence, then you will be charged. The police do not need a chemical test to do this, although they will ask for one.
The actual meaning of “under the influence” can be murky and subjective. Because of the serious consequences of a DUI conviction, you want an experienced lawyer who knows the law, who will fully explain your options, and who will give you a realistic assessment of your prospects for acquittal.
At the law office of Patrick E. Stegall, in Memphis, I represent adults and minors throughout North Mississippi who have been charged with driving under the influence. I understand the impact of a conviction on a drunk driving charge and will aggressively advocate for your acquittal. Contact me to schedule a free initial consultation.
The Consequences of a DUI or DWI Conviction
In Mississippi, the penalties for being convicted as a drunk driver are severe. They can include jail time, loss of license, and court-ordered fines. In addition a Mississippi DUI conviction may end up as a permanent conviction, meaning it can never be removed from your record. To give yourself the best chance of avoiding these harmful outcomes, talk to a Southaven DUI lawyer immediately.
DUI and DWI Practice
In my years of handling DUI and DWI defense, I have seen many people convicted on unreliable proof. Even if you don’t submit to a Breathalyzer test, you can be convicted based on the opinion of the arresting officer, who may testify as to your physical state and how you performed on a field sobriety test.
As your Mississippi DUI defense lawyer, I will start by challenging the aspects of the arrest. Do the circumstances of your case fit the elements of a DUI charge ? Was the stop based on probable cause ? Were the field sobriety tests properly administered? Did the arresting officer advise you of your rights before you made any statements? If a breath test was administered, was it correctly done? Was the Breathalyzer defective?
A DUI charge can have serious repercussions on your life, and you’re likely to be greatly worried about the case even if you haven’t yet gone to court. Trust a Desoto County DUI lawyer to give you the best chance possible of a favorable outcome. I’ll counsel you, listen to you, and fight for you every step of the way.
Schedule a Free Initial Consultation
Contact my office online or by phone today to schedule an appointment to discuss your DUI case free of charge, and find out how my experience and knowledge can help you.