If you have been charged with a first offense DUI, your life is not over. In addition to your defense of the charge, you may have the option of nonadjudicating the DUI.
Under nonadjudication, judgment in your case is withheld pending the completion of court ordered conditions. Those conditions include:
Installation of an ignition interlock device for one-hundred and twenty (120) days in conjunction with a restricted license for the same OR suffering a one-hundred twenty day suspension of the person's driver's license;
Completion of Mississippi Alcohol Safety Education Program (MASEP);
Payment of fines, fees and assessments.
Some courts also require alcohol or drug screening, attendance at a victim-impact panel, and may require proof that the person has not committed any other traffic violations while under court supervision. After successful completion of all court ordered conditions, the court may enter an Order of Nonadjudication closing the case.
The greatest benefit of nonadjudicating a DUI is that it allows a person who may have a simply made one bad mistake to keep their record clean without suffering any of the negative effects of a DUI conviction. If you have been charged with DUI, you need an experienced DUI defense attorney who can position your case for the best possible outcome. Contact the experienced DUI defense attorneys at SAVANT & RICH LLC.