In their eagerness to keep the roads clear from impaired drivers, law enforcement officials often overstep their boundaries. While their intentions may be good, the misguided actions of overzealous officers can ultimately prove devastating for those accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. You deserve skilled representation from a caring and knowledgeable Jackson DUI attorney.
At the Eichelberger Law Firm, PLLC, you will receive high-quality representation, thereby minimizing the future impact of your current DUI charges. Call (601) 509-2050 now.
Consequences Of Drunk Driving Charges
In Mississippi, the penalties for driving under the influence can differ greatly depending on the age of the driver, the blood alcohol content measured at the scene of the crime, and the driver’s history.
Consequences may include:
- Hefty fines
- Mandatory participation in treatment programs
- License suspension
- Jail time
These penalties can alone can prove devastating, but the negative impact of a DUI conviction does not end there. A license suspension, when combined with a record that includes a conviction for driving under influence, can make it very difficult to obtain or keep a job. Finding decent housing may also prove challenging once a criminal record is marred by DUI charges.
How Jackson DUI Lawyers Can Help
J. Matthew Eichelberger of the Eichelberger Law Firm, PLLC is well versed in the negative impact of DUI charges. He also understands that, due to law enforcement issues such as inaccurate field sobriety tests, it is shockingly easy to receive an undeserved conviction. In such cases, the goal of our Jackson DUI attorney is to gather the evidence necessary to have the accused individual’s case dismissed. Evidence examined may include the officer’s report or video footage of the incident and arrest.
For clients choosing to plead guilty, alternatives to jail time, or possibly even conviction, may be available. These will generally include a combination of fines, fees, the installation of an ignition interlock device, and participation in alcohol education classes, although drug treatment and probation may also be required. New laws give Mississippi DUI attorneys several tools to lessen the burden placed upon a person charged with a DUI. Also, clients interested in achieving expungement of old DUI charges are encouraged to seek assistance from the Eichelberger Law Firm, PLLC.
The Eichelberger Law Firm, PLLC's Compassionate Approach
Drivers charged with DUI often worry about working with less-than-understanding Jackson drunk driving attorneys. Mr. Eichelberger is able to ease these fears with his kind, compassionate, and non-judgmental approach to law. Passionate about defending the rights of those facing criminal charges, this talented lawyer will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the representation you deserve.
Call (601) 509-2050 for a free consultation now.