Consequences of a DUI in Mississippi for Minors
First Offense(1) driver's license suspended for 90 days; (2) fined $250.00; (3) the court shall order such person to attend and complete an alcohol safety education program; and (4) the court may also require attendance at a victim impact panel.
The court in the county in which the conviction was had or the circuit court of the person's county of residence may reduce the suspension of driving privileges if the denial of which would constitute a hardship on the offender, except that no court may issue such an order reducing the suspension of driving privileges under this subsection until 30 days have elapsed from the effective date of the suspension. Hardships shall only apply to first offenses. A reduction of suspension on the basis of hardship shall not be available to any person who refused to submit to a chemical test. The basis for a hardship license are (a) continue employment; (b) continue attending school; or (c) obtain necessary medical care.
Second Offense Within Five Years(1) fined not more than $500.00; and (2) driver's license suspended for 1 year which may be reduced if such person receives an in-depth diagnostic assessment, and as a result of such assessment is determined to be in need of treatment of his alcohol and/or drug abuse problem and successfully completes treatment of his alcohol and/or drug abuse problem at a program site certified by the Department of Mental Health. Such person shall be eligible for reinstatement of his driving privileges upon the successful completion of such treatment after a period of 6 months after such person's driver's license is suspended.
Third or Subsequent Offense Within Five Years(1) fined not more than $1,000.00; (2) driver's license suspended until he reaches the age of 21 or for 2 years, whichever is longer; and (3) complete treatment of an alcohol and/or drug abuse program at a site certified by the Department of Mental Health.