The holiday season is the biggest time of the year for parties. It's also the biggest time of the year for DUIs.
The consequences of DUI are serious
There are few things more stressful in life than seeing flashing lights in your rearview mirror after you have a drink or two. Even if you feel perfectly fine to drive, you never know for sure if you are over the legal limit, or if the police will still accuse you of being drunk even when you are well under the limit.
Unfortunately, you have every right to be nervous. A DUI conviction in Mississippi results in serious consequences which could include heavy fines, loss of driving privileges, jail time, a permanent criminal record, increased insurance rates, and having to install an ignition interlock device.
Not only that, some professionals, like nurses, could also face losing their licenses, putting their livelihood in jeopardy.
Nurses convicted of DUI could lose licenses
Some people choose to just plead guilty to drunk driving charges, hoping to quickly put the ordeal behind them. But this is never a good idea. The stakes are too high -- especially for nurses who could lose their careers -- to just accept whatever punishment you are given.
Furthermore, there have been many DUI cases in Mississippi against people who were not drunk and not over the legal limit. Over-zealous police officers decided that they would take it upon themselves to make the judgment call. And if the driver doesn't defend him or herself, then the officers get away with it.
What to do when facing DUI charges
If you are a nurse facing DUI charges in Mississippi, then it is crucial that you take steps to defend your rights and the career you have worked so hard for. Our lead attorney at Ellis Law Firm knows how hard you have worked because she was an RN for nearly a decade.
Let Dianne Herman Ellis take a look at your case and determine which defenses may be available to you. At the very least, she can help you mitigate the consequences of a DUI charge and help you reach the best possible outcome in your case.