A DUI charge in Mississippi cannot be reduced to a less serious or "lesser-included" offense, such as careless driving or reckless driving. Further, if a DUI charge ultimately results in a conviction in our state, it can NEVER be expunged from your criminal record. In other words, it is a lifetime conviction that you will have to live with and possibly report on college and graduate school applications, and job applications, just to name a few.
Options when Charged with DUI in Mississippi
You really have two options when facing a DUI charge: (1) plead guilty, or (2) fight the case! Please don't make the tragic mistake of believing that any lawyer can effectively handle your DUI case. Take a look at the American Bar Association's (ABA) "Standing Committee on Specialization" web page: http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/specialization/source.html#dui. The ABA is the largest bar association in the world. The ABA accredits the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) as one of the few private organizations on its list. The key word is SPECIALIZATION! Would you visit a foot doctor if you were having chest pains?
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At the Law Office of Victor W. Carmody, we are dedicated to helping those accused of DUI. Myself, and my associates Lance Mixon and Kevin Stewart, fight for our clients. Together with our diverse and able staff, we take each case using a "team effort" approach. When you hire one of our outstanding attorneys, you are not hiring just one person. You are hiring a team of people who are behind you 100%.