Former Mississippi State Quarterback Found Not Guilty Of DUI

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

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has been found not guilty on the charges of driving under the influence and speeding.

Prescott, who was a fourth-round draft pick for the Cowboys in 2016, was arrested in Starkville, Mississippi, before the 2016 draft. Prescott previously played college football for Mississippi State, which is located in Starkville.

Prescott was arrested on April 23, 2016 and charged with DUI after he was stopped and accused of speeding near the Mississippi State college campus.

“Dak is obviously extremely relieved this process is over,” Prescott's lawyer Jay Perry told the Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.). “He's looking forward to going back to Dallas and then to California to compete in camp and learn from Tony Romo.”

Prescott took two breathalyzer tests after his arrest and the results were inconclusive.

Dak Prescott led Mississippi State to three consecutive wins over Top 10 teams in 2014 and the program's first No. 1 ranking while making himself a Heisman hopeful. Prescott was able to impress NFL scouts at the Senior Bowl and was named the game's most outstanding player.

In Mississippi, it is against the law for a person to operate a vehicle who is under the influence of intoxicating liquor, any other substance that has impaired the person's ability to operate a vehicle, or any drug or controlled substance that is unlawful to possess under Mississippi law.

Whenever an individual's breath does not register on the Intoxilyzer 8000, that individual may be charged with a DUI breath test refusal.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for a DUI. Please call the law Office of Carmody, Stewart, & Mixon at (601) 948-4444.

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Victor Carmody was employed by the Jackson Police Department as a police lieutenant from 1973-1980. With attorney Vic Carmody you get the best defense from knowing both sides of Mississippi driving under the influence (DUI / ms dui) law. Vic Carmody is an original Founding Regent and served as Dean of the National College for DUI Defense 2001-2002. He currently serves as a Fellow of the college and is active as an instructor during the summer trial college at Harvard Law School. Vic Carmody is the only attorney in the state who is board certified by the National College of DUI Defense. He is also the only attorney in the state who owns the Intoxilyzer® 8000 machine and possesses a DOT permit to operate the Intoxilyzer® 8000. He is the author Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence, 1st and 2nd editions, Mississippi DUI: Law & Practice, and the Mississippi Criminal Trial Practice Forms manual, part of Thomson West's "Mississippi Practice Series." Additionally, The DUI Book: Mississippi Edition, written by Victor Carmody and co-authored with Atlanta attorney William C. Head, is in the process of publication. Vic is the attorney who wrote the books on DUI defense in Mississippi! Vic Carmody has handled and tried DUI cases in 8 States and has presented DUI seminars in 15 states and 4 foreign countries. Mr. Carmody is considered by many as the best DUI attorney in the state. He was recently selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Mississippi by The American Trial Lawyers Association. Vic currently serves as DUI chairman for continuing education seminars for the University of Mississippi. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and he was recently selected as a Super Lawyer in DUI and criminal defense by the prestigious Super Lawyers organization. Vic is admitted to practice in all state courts in Mississippi, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Missisisppi, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Come see us in Flowood, at 781 Liberty Road, across from the Atmos Energy building.


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