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Knowledgeable Mississippi DUI Attorneys Protect Drivers’ Rights

Lawyers defending Pascagoula-area clients against criminal prosecution

Throughout Mississippi, law enforcement officials have been expanding efforts to crack down on drunk driving offenses. Being convicted of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated can have serious consequences, including loss of license, higher insurance costs, heavy fines and jail time. The attorneys at The Law Office of Dustin Thomas have the knowledge necessary to overcome the evidence against you, and the ability to help you attain the best possible outcome.

Advocate committed to challenging drunk driving charges

Our attorneys understand that good people can make mistakes. We strive to satisfy our clients’ emotional, financial and legal needs by zealously representing your interests at every turn. We are knowledgeable about complex Mississippi DUI laws, and analyze every aspect of your case — from the initial traffic stop to Breathalyzer tests — to build your defense. We know what the prosecution needs to get a conviction, and we challenge the evidence against you with the skill we have developed over through real-world experience. Our DUI attorneys work hard to make sure that you get the respect you deserve and the results you desire.

Counselors advising on what to do if you are stopped

If you have been pulled over by the police, there are several ways that you can help yourself:

  • Do not be intimidated by the police. If you are nervous, police officers may think that you are hiding something or are intoxicated. Don’t give them that opportunity. Remaining calm and being polite are good ways to ensure that police officers leave you alone.
  • Clean out your glove box. Fumbling through these compartments to find your registration or insurance can be easily misinterpreted as intoxication. Keeping the glove box or center console neat and clean allows you to swiftly grab your identification and present it to a police officer.
  • Do not let the police search your car. Any evidence found in your car could be used to support a DUI conviction. Do not allow the officer to perform a search without a warrant.
  • Get a blood test after release. Alcohol detection devices can be unreliable and malfunction. Don’t go to jail because of a broken machine. It’s a good idea to measure your BAC (blood alcohol concentration) with a blood test after arrest. At trial, your attorney can use that evidence to raise possible defenses.
  • Contact a DUI attorney immediately.

You do not have to perform any field sobriety tests such as. Standing on one leg and counting, ABC’s , touching your nose, walking heel to toe etc., If you do not it is likely you will be arrested anyway, but if you are stopped and  you have been drinking you are most likely going to be arrested and offered an Intoxilyzer test of your breath at the station.

If you refuse the intoxilyzer test you will receive a letter from the Department of Public Safety to the address on your drivers license. You MUST file a petition to set aside the breath test refusal within 10 DAYS of the DATE OF THE LETTER NOT WHEN YOU RECEIVE IT. This is very important!

The Mississippi legislature passed House Bill 412 in 2014, and it was signed into law by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on April 16, 2014. Under this new law, certain DUI convictions can now be expunged.

This new law has been codified as Miss. Code Ann. § 63-11-30(13)

Contact us today for a consultation

If you have been arrested for DUI, you need a qualified defense attorney who has the knowledge and experience to help you win. Call The Law Office of Dustin Thomas today at 228-215-0421 or contact us online to set up a consultation at our Pascagoula, Mississippi office.

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  • Pascagoula Office
    525 Krebs Avenue
    P.O. Box 1270
    Pascagoula, Mississippi 39568
    Phone: 228-696-8881
    Fax: 228-696-8991