Teens Encouraged To Stay Away From Alcohol

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

Hinds County, in the wake of prom and just before graduation, is sending out a strong message encouraging teens to stay away from alcohol.  The message mainly focuses on showing teens that it is possible to have fun without alcohol.  Take a further look at the article:

“The message is clear. Young people can have fun without alcohol and the way that happens is it starts with young people and it starts with the adults in their lives. We hope that they share the message and they do more than share it, they set the example,” said Velesha Williams, director of the Mississippi Underage Drinking Prevention Coalition of Hinds County or MUDPC.

The organization held an underage drinking prevention rally in Smith Park in downtown Jackson Tuesday morning.

Dozens of Hinds County high schoolers watched performers and listened to speakers. One teen was even handcuffed as part of a demonstration about what can happen if you're caught on the wrong side of the law.

Ultimately, teens said the rally made an impact.

“It gives us the opportunity to just think about the dangers and harms it can cause us,” said Mark Jameson, a senior at Raymond High School. ”Because we have so far to go. We're only 17, 16, 15, and we have our whole life ahead of us.”


People underage have to be more conscious about the dangers of drinking and driving because the legal limit for people under that age of 21 is 0.02 instead of 0.08 for adults.  If you are underage and are pulled over for drinking and driving, give our experienced legal team a call and let us advise you of your rights.

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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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