Get the Help You Need from an Experienced DUI Attorney in Biloxi
Defending the rights of Mississippi residents facing criminal charges for drunk driving
In Mississippi, drivers who have a blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, of 0.08 percent or more are prohibited from operating a motor vehicle. If you or someone you love is arrested for a DUI in Gulfport or Biloxi, you need an experienced defense attorney. At Boyce Holleman & Associates, we have more than 60 years of experience representing Mississippi residents in DUI cases. We realize that a DUI arrest can change your life. From the moment you seek our assistance, you can expect to receive dedicated support from one of Mississippi's oldest and most trusted criminal defense law firms.
Misdemeanor DUI charges
A misdemeanor conviction should never be minimized. You will have a criminal record. And you may be required to serve jail time. Below are the misdemeanor charges you face for driving under the influence:
- First offense: A knowledgeable attorney can explain to you that for your first DUI offense in Gulfport, you may face jail time of up to 48 hours. In addition to having your license suspended, you must pay up to $1,000 in fines. Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, you may also have to complete an alcohol safety program.
- Second offense: For second time offenders, the penalties increase substantially. If convicted of a second offense, you may receive up to one year in jail. In addition, you must pay between $600 and $1,500 in fines. Lastly, your license is suspended for two years and you must serve between 10 days and one year of community service.
Felony DUI charges
A felony charge is serious. If convicted, you could lose your right to vote or carry a firearm. Third time DUI offenders are charged with a felony offense, face between one and five years in prison and must pay between $2,000 and $5,000 in fines. In addition, your vehicle may be seized and your license will be suspended for five years. To combat felony DUI charges, you can't hire just any attorney — you need a criminal defense lawyer in Biloxi who handles DUI cases on a regular basis. At the family-run Boyce Holleman & Associates law firm, our attorneys have the skill and experience needed to protect your rights and your freedom.
Helping Mississippi residents fight DUI charges since 1950
Boyce Holleman & Associates is committed to defending individuals accused of drunk driving in Mississippi. To schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated lawyers, contact us 24/7 by phone at 228-863-3142 or via our convenient online form. We have flexible office hours, readily available parking and are located near public transportation.
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