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Jackson DUI Accident Lawyer

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a crime that carries stiff penalties, but still occurs at an alarming rate. If you or your loved one has been hurt by a drunk driver, call The Penton Law Group, PLLC right away. Our Jackson DUI accident attorneys are committed to holding drunk drivers accountable and pursuing the maximum compensation available for injured victims.

Why Choose Our Jackson Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers?

At The Penton Law Group, PLLC in Jackson, Mississippi:

  • We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay a fee until we recover compensation for you.
  • We put our clients first, going above and beyond to ensure their legal needs are met and that they receive the recovery they deserve.
  • We have over a decade of experience representing people who have been injured by the negligence or wrongdoing of others.
  • We focus solely on personal injury cases.

How Can The Penton Law Group Attorneys Help

If you have been injured in a wreck caused by a drunk driver, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Our Jackson DUI accident attorneys can investigate your accident and obtain evidence to establish fault. We will assess the full extent of your losses and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact an experienced Jackson car accident lawyer.

Drunk Driving Penalties in Mississippi

Mississippi law is tough on DUI. The legal limit for blood alcohol concentration is .08 for non-commercial drivers age 21 or older. For commercial drivers, the legal limit is .04, and for underage drivers, it is .02.

Penalties for first offense DUI may include:

  • Fine of $250 to $1000
  • Up to 48 hours jail time
  • Alcohol safety education program completion
  • Driver’s license suspension for 30 to 90 days
  • Ignition interlock for 90 days after suspension is lifted

For a second offense within five years, DUI penalties may include:

  • Fine of $600 to $1500
  • Five days to one year of imprisonment
  • Community service for 10 days to one year
  • Driver’s license suspension for up to two years
  • In-depth diagnostic assessment

Minimum penalties may not be reduced or suspended. With each subsequent violation within five years, penalties increase significantly. A third offense within a five-year period is a felony carrying fines of $2,000 to $5,000, one to five years jail time and vehicle impoundment. If you were hit by a drunk driver while walking, The Penton Law Group can also help you get the compensation you deserve, contact our Jackson pedestrian accident lawyers today.

Drunk Driving Accident Statistics

Drinking and driving can be deadly. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MS DOT) states that drunk driving fatalities accounted for 18% of total traffic deaths statewide in a recent year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that:

  • Nearly 30 people die in drunk driving crashes in the U.S. each day.
  • Drunk driving accidents claim more than 10,000 lives annually.
  • Approximately one-third of all traffic deaths in the U.S. involve drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher.
  • One person was killed every 48 minutes in a drunk driving crash in 2017.
  • 21% of men and 14% of women driving in fatal crashes in 2017 were impaired.

Contact a Jackson Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

If you or your family member has been hurt by a drunk driver, contact The Penton Law Group, PLL9C today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Jackson personal injury lawyer. We will discuss your legal options and the damages you may be entitled to claim.