Can my prior convictions be used against me in a Mississippi drunk driving case?
If you’re charged with DUI, it’s important that you take that charge very seriously. A lot of times, people think that they can simply go in, plead guilty to a DUI first, especially if it doesn’t mean any real suspension in their driving privileges or doesn’t mean jail time. What they don’t understand is that a prior DUI conviction can be used against you in a further charge, a second charge and even a third charge. If you’re charged in the state of Mississippi with a DUI second within 5 years of your first DUI conviction, then you can and will, most likely, go to jail. If you’re charged with the third conviction within 5 years, it is a mandatory jail sentence, and I’m not talking about municipal jail, I’m talking about the state penitentiary.
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