Getting arrested and charged with a DUI in Mississippi is a serious matter that may affect your driver’s license, cause you to face your state court, or lead to you serving jail time. It may even impact your employment opportunities and cause you to lose your job. Read below to find out which steps you should take after getting charged with a DUI.
Arrange for a ride home
Some countries allow you to get released from jail after you’ve been charged whereas others may require that you stay overnight until you become sober. Regardless of what circumstance you find yourself in, you need to find a way to get home. This is because your license will likely be suspended immediately after you get charged with a DUI. Therefore, you do not want to risk driving home and adding another charge to the DUI.
In some cases, the court might grant you a hardship license so that you can drive to work or school while your license is suspended. Otherwise, you may need someone to drive you to these places, or you can use the public transportation system to get to and from places.
What you should do when you decide plead
If you choose to plead guilty to drunk driving, all you need to do is dress nicely and bring any paperwork requested by the court with you. However, if you are not pleading guilty, you will have more prep work to do. You may need the assistance of an attorney. This might include getting testimonials from people who were near you and getting a recording of your remembrance of what happened the evening you were charged with a DUI. Other prep work may be asked of you.
If you are currently facing a DUI charge for drunk driving, you may need to speak with an attorney.