A drunk driving conviction in Mississippi can cost several thousand dollars in fines, court fees, the cost of completing mandatory education programs, increased auto insurance rates and more. But the financial impact may be only the tip of the iceberg.

A first-time conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol can result in suspension of your driver's license. A second DUI could result in license suspension plus a jail sentence. A third DUI conviction may go on your record as a felony.

A person convicted of drunk driving following an accident may face enhanced penalties, especially if there were injuries. DUI resulting in serious bodily injury could lead to a felony charge and a lengthy prison sentence.

We Minimize Penalties And Contain Costs

Needless to say, Mississippi aggressively prosecutes drunk driving cases. At M. Darin Vance, Attorney at Law, in Hernando, we provide assertive defense against DUI charges. There are numerous ways a lawyer can help you fight a DUI charge. The approach that will work best for you requires careful examination of the facts of your arrest.

Attorney Vance has more than 18 years of experience defending clients in DUI cases and other criminal matters. He knows how to spot inconsistencies and mistakes made by law enforcement authorities that can result in the charges against you being dismissed. He also has a thorough understanding of the options that prosecutors have to handle charges. This may keep a DUI off your driving record and keep you on the road.

We Are With You At Every Step

Mr. Vance will advocate on your behalf at every hearing. Because he appears regularly in municipal and state courts in DeSoto County and all neighboring counties, he is familiar with the judges and prosecutors who handle these cases.

A timely response to DUI charges is essential. Call or use our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We will review the facts of your case, answer your questions and recommend an effective course of action.