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Lady Arrested for Driving Under the Influence on a Horse

Posted by Vic Carmody | Nov 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

Often we hear of people being arrested for driving under the influence in their car, truck, boat, or some other well-known type of vehicle.  53 year old, Donna Byrne was arrested for driving under the influence of a different sort of vehicle.  Ms. Byrne was arrested and charged with drunk drivin...

New Mississippi Road Laws

Posted by Vic Carmody | Jul 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

I can remember when Old Sam handed down the old farm truck to my classmate Billy Bob. That old diesel still had plenty of life. However, we all put so much oil in that motor that it couldve been mistaken as a mosquito fogging machine. The “unburnt” diesel and “burnt” oil was noticeable on every ...

Former Football Hero Has Bad Day

Posted by Vic Carmody | Jun 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Anyone can find themselves in trouble with the law, especially when it comes to DUIs. In fact, you probably have a friend or have experienced yourself how quickly a person can be pulled over and issued a citation or arrested. Bo Wallace, the three year starting quarterback at Ole Miss, found him...

Student Juggles for Police to Show Sobriety

Posted by Vic Carmody | Mar 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

                Encounters with law enforcement can be scary.  You might not know how to act or respond when you get pulled over, and you might be unsure about why you were pulled over in the first place. People tend to be serious when interacting with the police, but one college student took a d...

Mississippi Ranked #1 in the Nation for Toughest DUI Laws

Posted by Vic Carmody | Jan 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Advocacy group Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) ranked the 50 state's DUI laws in a report that the group releases annually. The report found that Mississippi has the most stringent DUI laws in the country. MADD came to this conclusion after surveying which states mandated the use of ignitio...

PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT TO AN AMERICAN HERO?

Posted by Vic Carmody | Oct 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you, the average American, had taken a prescription to assist you with your sleep deprivation then you were found asleep behind the wheel with your car running, would you be convicted of driving under the influence? I would venture to guess you are shaking your head “yes” right about now. Well...

12 Times DUI: Michigan's Worst Offender? Could It Happen Here?

Posted by Vic Carmody | Sep 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

                Charles Cahill, 49, is facing second-degree murder charges out of Wayne County, Michigan after he rear-ended a vehicle stopped at a stop sign that killed a 12-year-old passenger.                 Other charges Cahill is now facing include: operating a vehicle with a high blood alc...

Hattiesburg Officer Receives Award for DUI Arrests

Posted by Vic Carmody | Sep 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Police Officer Jason Jarvis of the Hattiesburg Police Department just received an award from the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.  Officer Jarvis had 23 arrests for DUI in a two week period in 2015 and also had the most arrests in the state of Mississippi at 353.  He has been with HPD for...

Is Marijuana Legal to Possess in Mississippi?

Posted by Vic Carmody | Aug 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

No. Unlike Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and the District of Columbia, marijuana is not legal to possess for recreational use or any other reason in the State of Mississippi.  This remains the law in the Magnolia State despite the nation's only legal "pot farm" for research and study pu...

HOW TO CARRY A GUN IN MISSISSIPPI: NEW LAWS EXPLAINED

Posted by Vic Carmody | Jul 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mississippi gun laws, since 2012, have changed to become some of the most pro second amendment in the country. The Governor of Mississippi has signed a Bill allowing Mississippians to carry a concealed firearm without a permit. The new laws have created confusion among several Mississippi gun own...

Police Aren't Above The Law

Posted by Vic Carmody | Jul 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

An officer of the law in Lake County, Indiana, faces the charges of Driving Under the Influence and is the cause of a hit-and-run accident. The Indiana State Police stated that “Lieutenant Guy Mikulich was in an unmarked police car” while driving on Sunday at 4:48 p.m. when he hit a 34-year-old ...

DUI Consequences include Jail and Restitution

Posted by Vic Carmody | Jul 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

An Arkansas man who was convicted of two counts of  DUI causing serious injury from an incident occurring in 2013. "Samuel Elijah Yearber, 34, of Pontiac, Ark.,  . . . [was sentenced] . . . to a total of 15 years, with five suspended, leaving 10 years to serve, followed by 5 years of probation. ...

To Test Or Not To Test

Posted by Vic Carmody | Jul 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Judge Christine Ward of Pennsylvania was cited for DUI over the weekend after admitting to state troopers that she had too much to drink. The Judge, who works on civil litigation cases, has been accused of being intoxicated while driving. According to WPXI of Pittsburg, Judge Ward “staggered as ...

The Guilty Plea Trap

Posted by Vic Carmody | Apr 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

Society (potential employers) will all check your background prior to allowing you to  pass on that path of your life that brought you to them. This includes employers, military, and literally everyone in your future involving employment, finance, life insurance, car insurance, credit report, hou...

Dak Prescott vs. “The Machine”

Posted by Vic Carmody | Mar 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Most great players become famous through training techniques and coaching assistance for decades. Training camps, specialized drills, all lead to sport related combines which test strength, speed, coordination, and other measurements to enable the “Friday Night Hero's” to play on Saturday, and th...

What is “Drunk Driving” in Mississippi?

Posted by Vic Carmody | Mar 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Drunk driving” is a loosely used phrase throughout the country.  Mothers Against Drunk Driving.  Students Against Drunk Driving.  Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.  [Insert the name of a celebrity or athlete] Busted for Drunk Driving!  The organizations, slogans, and headlines aside, is “drunk dr...

Officer's DUI Trial in Federal Court

Posted by Vic Carmody | Mar 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

A police officer with the Virginia Beach Police will not face state charges for her arrest for an alleged DUI. The Commonwealth's Attorney's Office has referred the case to federal court as the incident occurred on federal property with Navy officials making the stop and conducting the investigat...

Choosing A Lawyer

Posted by Vic Carmody | Jun 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

I am a lawyer, and in this post I will point out some of the things a good consumer will do to get the most bang for their buck. All lawyers are not created equal. In this post, I will specifically address criminal defense lawyers. When choosing a lawyer to defend you of a crime, one probably lo...

Breathometer

Posted by Vic Carmody | May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

In this line of business, we attorneys come across new and improved quackery that is supposed to help drinkers keep track of their blood alcohol content and whether they should be out on the road behind the wheel. However, last week, I encountered the Breathometer. What a name! (See www.breathom...

DUI Affects the Rich and Famous Too.

Posted by Vic Carmody | Oct 08, 2014 | 0 Comments

Eighteen-time Olympic gold-medalist Michael Phelps was arrested for DWI in Maryland last week. As a man with multi-million dollar endorsement gigs, he's probably not too worried about the fines. But as our office has learned over the years, a DUI arrest and/or conviction can have many other reper...

No-Refusal Checkpoints

Posted by Vic Carmody | Sep 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

In an effort to crack down on impaired driving, law enforcement agencies across the state are adopting the practice of "no-refusal" traffic stops and checkpoints. In other words, when a person suspected of DUI refuses to submit to a breath test, police are, in a sense, forcing them to submit to a...

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