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DUI FAQs

DUI FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Driving Under the Influence Q: What is the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in Mississippi? A:For drivers over the legal drinking age of twenty-one years old, Mississippi follows the national standard of 0.08% as the BAC limit....
Traffic Stop Rights

Traffic Stop Rights

Q: What are my rights during a traffic stop? Seeing blue lights in the rear view mirror can be nerve-wracking to anyone, whether or not they are doing something wrong.  Part of the explanation for why an innocent person’s blood pressure might go up at the sight of...
Child Support

Child Support

Q: How and when can I modify a child support order? “Child support” is a payment owed by a non-custodial parent to the parent in possession of a child to be used for support of the child’s health, education, and well-being. The courts use a formula to calculate the...
Establishing Paternity

Establishing Paternity

Q: How do I establish or dispute paternity? Legally established paternity can affect parents and children in several important ways. For example, it can determine: whether a parent can be required to pay or entitled to receive child support, a child’s right to inherit...
Public Defender

Public Defender

Q: What is a public defender? The Sixth Amendment, according to the Supreme Court, gives a defendant (the person charged with a crime) the right to a public defender in all criminal proceedings where the defendant is facing incarceration. The law in Mississippi...