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Lance O'Neal Mixon

Jackson DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Can I get a DUI other charge thrown out if they can't prove that I was under the influence of a controlled substance?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Lance O'Neal Mixon
    2. Anders Ferrington
    3. Stephen Troy Allen
    4. John M. Kaman
    5. Theodore W. Robinson
    5 lawyer answers

    You ask, "So do I have a chance of the DUI charge being dropped?" Seeing that Magee, MS is noted as the location, AND ASSUMING that the charge is a misdemeanor DUI in either the Magee Municipal Court or the Simpson County Justice Court, the answer to your question is, "MOST LIKELY NO," as it is very unlikely the prosecutors and law enforcement officials in this jurisdiction will just "drop" a DUI charge. My firm handles DUI and other criminal cases in Magee Municipal Court, Simpson County...

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  2. How can I gain a copy of the alleged phone call from a citizen to police which led to my being stopped and a DUI 1 charge?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Anders Ferrington
    2. Lance O'Neal Mixon
    3. Adam Domenick Rumschlag
    4. Stacy E Pepper
    5. Dean George Tsourakis
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Mendenhall, and Simpson County in general, is tough. Tough law enforcement officers. Tough prosecutors. And tough judges. I know from experience, having represented (and currently representing) numerous citizens who have stood accused of DUI and other criminal charges in this jurisdiction. I recommend two (2) immediate things: First, I recommend that you DO NOT disclose any more facts or details about your case in a public forum such as this. Based on what you have stated, however, I...

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  3. Did the arresting officer have probable cause to initiate a traffic stop which resulted in a DUI 1 arrest?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Anders Ferrington
    2. Lance O'Neal Mixon
    3. Mekisha Jane Walker
    4. Jeffrey J. Padgett
    5. Stacy E Pepper
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Mendenhall, and Simpson County in general, is tough. Tough law enforcement officers. Tough prosecutors. And tough judges. I know from experience, having represented (and currently representing) numerous citizens who have stood accused of DUI and other criminal charges in this jurisdiction. I recommend two (2) immediate things: First, I recommend that you DO NOT disclose any more facts or details about your case in a public forum such as this. Based on what you have stated, however, I...

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  4. What's the difference between DUI/DWI ? And what does legally eradicated means on a job alp?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lance O'Neal Mixon
    2. Ted Harvatin
    3. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    3 lawyer answers

    DUI = "Driving Under the Influence." DWI = "Driving While Intoxicated." Mississippi criminal law recognizes the offense of DUI, but doesn't recognize DWI, as some other states do. As for "legally eradicated," please see this previous answer from Avvo: http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/what-does-the-term-legally-eradicated-mean--332038.html If you are facing a pending DUI charge in Mississippi, please don't go to court alone for it. Consider a consultation with a qualified attorney....

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  5. What should I expect as punishment?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Anders Ferrington
    2. Lance O'Neal Mixon
    3. Ramiro Orozco
    4. Alexander J Simpson III
    4 lawyer answers

    You need a lawyer for this. Many, if not most, retail stores will take a stern position against any allegation of shoplifting. Not only are you facing a jail sentence, a fine and court costs, and probation, you are also potentially facing being prohibited from going back to the retailer (especially if it is Wal-Mart) in addition to civil penalties. Don't take this lightly. I cannot being to tell you the number of times that I've been in courtrooms, and watched people who, WITHOUT A...

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  6. Is there a statute of limitations for a DUI in Mississippi?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lance O'Neal Mixon
    2. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes. Section 99-1-5 of the Mississippi Code provides, in pertinent part, "[a] person shall not be prosecuted for [various offenses, which includes driving under the influence] unless the prosecution for the offense is commenced within two (2) years next after the commission thereof. Nothing contained in this section shall bar any prosecution against any person who shall abscond or flee from justice, or shall absent himself from this state or out of the jurisdiction of the court, or so conduct...

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  7. Charged with DUI-other b/c of my prescription meds. Do I have a chance of being found "not guilty"

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Derek L. Hall
    2. Anders Ferrington
    3. Lance O'Neal Mixon
    4. Valerie Semmes Bouffiou
    5. Jeffrey J. Padgett
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You ask, "do I have a chance of beating this DUI-other?" YES! DUI cases can be fought and won by a competent defense attorney, and they they can be fought in many, MANY creative ways, as well as WON (as in, keeping a DUI charge from becoming a DUI CONVICTION!) because of many various reasons. No 2 DUI cases are ever alike. The facts are critically important. However, there are many myths and misconceptions about the crime of DUI and how it is handled in the justice system. An...

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  8. I was arrested for DUI first offense in the State of Mississippi. Can the prosecutor change the charges to a lessor offense?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Ted Harvatin
    2. Anders Ferrington
    3. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    4. Christopher Irvin Simser
    5. Lance O'Neal Mixon
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I am writing to respond to this citizen's "Additional information," which was posted as: "Edit: Arresting officer is sticking with the charges and I will need an attorney prior to my court date, which is coming up very soon. Is it possible to get a hardship license and other programs rather than having my license suspended or seeing jail time if I go with a Public Defender or do I need to just spend the money on a good attorney?" NO SURPRISE at all that the arresting officer and/or law...

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  9. Can I fight a disorderly conduct charge

    Answered 24 days ago.

    1. Lance O'Neal Mixon
    2. Anders Ferrington
    3. Jerome Weldon Matthews Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, contact a criminal defense attorney about this. My office, like many others, offers a free initial consultation about the case. Lance Mixon Flowood, MS

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  10. Can I be charged with DUI 2nd offense if the 1st offense was received while I was a minor and it was non-adjudicated?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Anders Ferrington
    2. Lance O'Neal Mixon
    3. Douglas Wayne Jones Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    There are some prosecutors I know of who might certainly try to enhance the current charge to a 2nd offense under the circumstances you've described. One issue of concern is whether the court records clearly show that this individual completed all terms and conditions for the nonadjudication of the first DUI charge. I have seen "abstracts" from various municipal and justice courts that contained WRONG information many times . . . and still catch it from time to time. You're best bet is...

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