A criminal conviction for drunk driving can result in fines, escalating insurance fees, loss of your driver’s license, probation and even prison time. Make sure you hire an attorney with the knowledge and experience needed to protect your rights in both criminal court and administrative hearings regarding your license.
At the Law Office of George B. Ready in Hernando, we aggressively defend clients against charges of DUI (driving under the influence) and DUID (driving under the influence of drugs). We have over 40 years of experience working in the legal system and will provide you with valuable legal guidance every step of the way.
One of the most serious penalties associated with drinking and driving is driver’s license suspension. Without a driver’s license, life becomes extremely difficult. You will be forced to rely on public transportation or the kindness of family and friends to get around. We can help you fight the DUI charge and avoid suspension of your driver’s license.
It is important to understand that driver’s license suspension is actually a separate procedure, handled separately from your criminal drunk driving case. When you choose an attorney, you want to make certain that you have someone on your side who understands this civil process and has a reputation for success in driver’s license suspension hearings. With decades of experience on our side, we know how to successfully fight DUI driver’s license suspension.
As of October 1, 2014, a new DUI law controls all such cases in Mississippi. While we will vigorously challenge all DUI charges, if you are guilty, you may be able to continue to drive with a DUI interlock device installed on your car and avoid a final conviction through the use of a nonadjudication procedure. We have the experience and expertise to deal with all changes in the DUI law and can ensure that you maximize all possible benefits available now.
Our firm’s founder, attorney George B. Ready, of DeSoto County, served for 10 years as a circuit court judge and five years as a city court judge. During this time, he presided over numerous DUI cases. He is deeply familiar with the ins and outs of the criminal justice system and the best way to approach these cases.
We will pursue all available legal options in order to minimize the consequences you face. We have established productive working relationships with local prosecutors. We know how to present your case to secure beneficial plea agreements, as well as when it is best to go to court to fight for a better result. Our ability to negotiate is especially important in felony cases regarding repeat offenses and cases in which people were killed or maimed in an accident. We can discuss your specific situation to create a plan tailored to meet your needs.
Contact us by calling 662-429-7088 to schedule a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer.