When a Mississippi resident is pulled over and charged with drunk driving, he or she will get arrested, booked in jail and subjected to a battery of embarrassing circumstances. The DUI charges could also -- even before conviction -- have a severely adverse effect on the accused person's personal and professional relationships.
The transition from being a married parent to being a single parent isn't an easy one to make. Let's say, for example, that you decide to create a shared parenting arrangement in which your child is with you half the time. The days when you're with your child will be hectic and "full on." Meanwhile, the days you're not with your child could feel lonely and boring.
Summer is here, and with it an influx of visitors to the Mississippi coast here in Ocean Springs. Despite the laid back southern hospitality that abounds in the magnolia state, don't be fooled into thinking that this is a place where anything goes — especially when it comes to drug charges.
Your drunk driving charges may have happened in a lot of different ways. Imagine, for example, you were pulled off to the side of the road because you knew you were too drunk to drive, and while you were sleeping it off, an officer comes to knock on your window. That circumstance is a lot different from a driver who was so intoxicated that he or she was driving the wrong way down the Interstate.
For many people, Friday Happy Hour is a way to unwind from a stressful week at work and usher in the weekend. Unfortunately, things can go terribly wrong if you get behind the wheel after having a few drinks. Imagine driving home from an evening out with your friends when a police officer pulls over. Just a short time later, you are in the back of a squad car and on your way to jail.
It is possible to face jail time of between 5 and 60 days for possessing any amount of marijuana (up to 30 grams) on a second or subsequent conviction within two years.