Driving Under the Influence in MississippiMississippi Legal News
No matter where in the United States you live, you presumably have become aware of the fact that there are a lot more motor vehicles on our nation’s highways, interstates, metropolitan avenues, and rural roads. In other words, there is an excess of cars everywhere you go.
In Mississippi, this excess of cars is now operating at much higher speeds than they did in previous years due to the increase in the legal speed limit on many of Mississippi’s public roadways.
With these safety concerns in mind, it might surprise you to learn that the biggest driving-related threat to your personal safety here in The Magnolia State has nothing to do with overcrowded streets or ill-advised speed limits. The biggest danger to drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians in Mississippi is drivers who are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
Driving Under the Influence in Mississippi
If your buddy stops by your house for a visit, enjoys a beer or two with you, and then proceeds to get in his car or truck and drive himself home for the evening, he probably isn’t breaking the law.
Whether or not someone is ultimately charged with driving under the influence is not based solely on the amount of alcohol they have consumed.
The most significant factor that comes into play in determining your guilt or innocence in driving under the influence is the percentage of alcohol in your bloodstream.
The federally mandated legal limit for a driver’s blood-alcohol level in Mississippi, or any other state in America, is just .08 percent.
First Offenders Are Really Habitual Offenders on Their First Arrest
Research indicates that somebody who is under their first arrest for driving under the influence has most likely driven their vehicle while well over the legal limit dozens of times before that instance. They simply managed to avoid getting caught.
Many studies have published data that confirms it is a safe bet that your average Mississippi driver with a perfectly valid driver’s license has driven under the influence as many as 80 times before it caught up with them.
If you or a member of your family has been involved in a car accident, attorneys at Germany Law Firm, PLLC are in your corner. We have the experience and the knowledge necessary to help you obtain the financial compensation to which you are entitled.
After almost four decades of legal practice, our skilled, Mississippi-based attorneys know exactly what it takes to win your case. Our attorneys are proud of their outstanding performance histories and distinguished reputations.
If you have recently been injured due to the negligence of another driver, then we firmly encourage you to speak with a qualified Mississippi personal injury attorney by giving us a call at (601) 487-0555 and scheduling an appointment for a free case evaluation so that we can advise you on the best course of legal action for your situation.