Motor vehicle accidents happen every day in Mississippi. Being in an accident is scary enough, but if you have been accused of drinking and driving and arrested on the suspicion that your DUI caused the accident, it can be downright frightening. Many people are arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol without proper evidence, especially in the event of an accident. Even if you did have a beer or two before the accident occurred, you may not have been over the legal limit at the time of the accident. Either way, if you have been charged with a DUI accident, you are under serious threat.
If you are convicted of driving under the influence and causing a motor vehicle accident, whether there were others who were injured in the accident or not, you face significant penalties, including:
– Automatic license suspension
– Heavy fines
– Mandatory alcohol counseling
– Ignition interlock device
– Having your vehicle impounded
– Being dropped by your auto insurance
– Points against your license
Being convicted of a DUI accident can make life exceptionally difficult for you, especially when you lose your driving privileges. You simply can’t afford to let that happen. If you have been charged with DUI, contact the Law Firm of Ross, Kelley & Martin, PLLC immediately. To avoid suspension of your license, you need to request a DMV hearing within 1o days of your DUI arrest.
Don’t wait! Time is of the essence. Contact us today.