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Nonadjudication for First Offenders

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

House Bill 412 contains numerous changes to Mississippi's DUI laws, and the bill takes effect on October 1, 2014. One of the most significant changes is that it makes nonadjudication available to persons over 21 years of age, something previously unavailable. To learn more about these nonadjudica...

DUI and Your Career

Posted by Vic Carmody | Jan 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

It is no secret that the effects of a DUI arrest and conviction are far-reaching. Jail time and fine amounts are only the first part of the story. Then there are alcohol safety education programs, victim impact panels, and high-risk insurance costs. Perhaps the most serious consideration, however...

DUI Science

Posted by Vic Carmody | Jul 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

As technology advances, law enforcement agencies, like everyone else, try to keep up.  The field of DUI detection is no exception. Most modern methods of detecting alcohol can be extremely accurate and reliable in the hands of capable scientists.  However, most police officers aren't scientists. ...

No Right to Silence?

Posted by Vic Carmody | Jun 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Salinas v. Texas, 570 U.S. ___ (2013).  Before Salinas was arrested, police asked him a few questions.  In response to one particular question, he remained silent and said nothing; he argued that this was his way of exercisi...

Mississippi Highway Patrol Gets Dinged by Supreme Court

Posted by Vic Carmody | Jun 07, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the recent Mississippi Supreme Court decision of Freeman v. State, NO. 2012-KM-00192-SCT, the court reversed a DUI conviction where the state trooper's in-car video was lost prior to a new trial on appeal.  In short, the defendant was never provided with a copy of the video used to convict him...

Clearing DUI Arrests in Mississippi

Posted by Vic Carmody | May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

On April 11, 2013, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into law House Bill 481, which introduces several changes to Mississippi's DUI laws.  While I have previously addressed the ways in which this bill “cracks down” on impaired drivers, it also provides a benefit to potentially thousands of ...

Federal Government Proposes Lower Limit for DUI

Posted by Vic Carmody | May 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tuesday, May 14, 2013, the National Traffic Safety Board announced its newest proposal for cracking down on alcohol-related traffic accidents.  The NTSB is urging all states to lower the threshold blood alcohol concentration from .08 percent to .05 percent.  This 37.5 percent decrease would make ...

Boat Collision Leaves 2 Dead

Posted by Vic Carmody | Apr 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

A Kemper County man was heading towards a sandbar where his father and friend were parked but failed to slow down colliding and killing the two men. Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries suspects alcohol or drugs may have been involved.

Hiring a DUI Attorney

Posted by Vic Carmody | Apr 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hiring a lawyer to fight your DUI charge in Mississippi is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Driving under the influence (DUI) is a complex and complicated criminal allegation with severe consequences if the charge results in a conviction in court.

Tips for Hiring a DUI Attorney

Posted by Vic Carmody | Apr 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hiring a lawyer to fight your DUI charge in Mississippi is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Driving under the influence (DUI) is a complex and complicated criminal allegation with severe consequences if the charge results in a conviction in court.

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