DeSoto County, Mississippi DUI Lawyers | DeSoto County Criminal Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys

If You Are Arrested for DUI in DeSoto County, Mississippi:





Why is Having a DeSoto County, Mississippi DUI Lawyer So Important to the Outcome of my Drunk Driving Arrest?

In 2010, DeSoto County law enforcement agencies arrested 267 people for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), often also referred to as Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (DUI). The DeSoto County Sheriff Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol do not take lightly intoxicated driving on the highway system, which includes I-55, I-69, SH 304, SH 302, SH 301, SH 161, US-61, US-51, and US-58 in DeSoto County. If you get arrested for a DUI and do not retain an experienced DeSoto County DUI lawyer, you are not helping your cause. DeSoto County DUI lawyers know the Mississippi DUI laws and will fight for you in court. You will probably have to deal with some penalties for your DeSoto County DUI, but having an experienced DeSoto County drunk driving attorney gives you the best chance to beat your Mississippi DUI. 

Additionally, the National Highway and Transportation Association found that 34% of all alcohol-related car crashes that resulted in fatalities were caused by drivers between the ages of 21 and 24. Because DeSoto County has a number of college campuses and universities, including University of Memphis, Southwest Tennessee Community College, Northwest Mississippi Community College, University of Mississippi Main Campus, Coahoma Community College, Arkansas State University-Main, Lane College, Northeast Mississippi Community College, and Union University, DeSoto County police officers are on constant alert to safeguard against drunk drivers.

How will a DeSoto County DWI Lawyer or DeSoto County DUI Attorney help me?

A DeSoto County DUI lawyer must be skilled in both administrative and criminal proceedings in order to provide you with effective legal representation. Your DeSoto County DUI attorney will be able to provide you assistance in the following areas:

  1. DeSoto County Administrative License Revocation and Suspension;
  2. First Conviction Misdemeanor DWI / DUI Charges;
  3. Second Conviction Misdemeanor DWI / DUI Charges;
  4. Felony DWI / DUI Charges such as Third or Subsequent DUI within 5 Years and DUI Causing Serious Injury or Death;
  5. DWI / DUI Charges Against Minors;
  6. Expungement DWI / DUI Records; and
  7. Many other matters including assistance with community service aspects of your conviction

Location of DeSoto County, Mississippi Courthouse

DeSoto County Circuit Court
DeSoto County Courthouse
2535 Highway 51 South
Hernando, MS 38632
(662) 429-1325

How do I find the best DeSoto County DUI Lawyer for My Case?

If you are arrested for a DWI / DUI in DeSoto County, Mississippi and are facing criminal charges, you might be confused, scared, and frustrated with trying to make sense of the complex DUI laws and court proceedings. A DeSoto County criminal defense lawyer that handles DUIs regularly will navigate your charges through the criminal court system with the comfort and confidence of an experienced, local DeSoto County DWI attorney.

In order to be sure that you find the best possible DeSoto County DUI defense attorney for your needs, you should be sure to contact a local DUI lawyer as soon as possible after your drunk driving arrest. The initial consultation with your DUI lawyer will be free of charge and will allow you not only to learn a little about the DUI process in Mississippi but also to see if you feel comfortable with that attorney representing you in court. The free initial consultation imposes no further obligation to work with that DUI attorney, so if you do not feel that the particular DeSoto County DUI lawyer is the best for you, you can meet with another who may be more in tune with your needs. 

A DeSoto County DUI lawyer will be able to investigate the circumstances of your case in order to present a winning defense. A qualified DeSoto County Mississippi DWI / DUI defense attorney will be able to:

Determine if there was  reasonable suspicion to stop your vehicle

Call into
question the
results of the field
sobriety test

Question the officer's ability to administer the Field Sobriety test

Call into question any blood testing results taken after your arrest

Whether the officer had probable cause to arrest you

Question the veracity of the arresting officer

Determine if you gave consent to a roadside test

 Determine the existence of probable cause to perform chemical testing

Determine if you performed well in the field

Determine the quality of the Miranda rights, if any.

Determine the admissibility of inculpatory statements

Determine how inebriated you were

All of these factors can be crucial in preparing the defense to be used in the case against you. A DeSoto County DUI attorney will also have a firm gasp of the larger constitutional issues that might be at play, and will apply the law to the facts of your case. For example, a DeSoto County criminal defense DUI attorney could choose to challenge the DWI charge by arguing that the traffic stop itself was unconstitutional or, alternatively, that any search and seizure of you or your car was performed in violation of your constitutional rights under the Fourth Amendment. Additionally, you have a legal right to remain silent, which includes a right to refuse any testing, and a skilled DWI / DUI attorney will be able to safeguard your remaining legal rights, including your right to a jury trial. Consult a DeSoto County, Mississippi DWI / DUI attorney as soon as possible after your DWI / DUI arrest!

Contact a DeSoto County DUI Attorney...Do Not Go It Alone!

Finally, a DeSoto County DWI / DUI lawyer will always look at: (1) the issue of drunk driving, (2) intoxicated driving, (3) impaired driving, (4) legal intoxication which is .08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC);  (5) signs of intoxication, (6) if legal impairment was present; (7) license suspension or license revocation, (8)  alcohol effects, (9) drug effects, (10) the traffic stop; and (11) whether the arrest was warrantless or with a warrant.

How Much will a DeSoto County DUI Defense Lawyer Charge?

Unlike personal injury lawyers, criminal defense lawyers cannot charge a contingency fee. Therefore, they will undoubtedly charge either a (1) hourly fee, (2) a non-refundable retainer, and/or (3) a combination of both. Obviously, the more serious the charge, e.g., whether it is your first DWI, or DUI, charge or whether it is your third charge is a factor as well as many other factors, are considerations. The best answer is to contact one of the DeSoto County area DUI defense lawyers on this site and ask them what their fee is. The phone call creates no obligation and the initial consultation is free. The only sure way to beat a DeSoto County, Mississippi DUI is to not drink and drive; if it is too late for that, your next best option is quality representation by a skilled DeSoto County DUI lawyer.  

Bail Bondsmen in DeSoto County, Mississippi

If you are in need of a bail bonds company, DotCO has provided just some names for your easy reference:

Some DeSoto County, MS Bail Bonding Companies

DeSoto County Bonding Companies

Interstate Bail Bonds
8441 Greenbrook Parkway
Southaven, MS 38671
(662) 342-9319
Sanders Bail Bonds
9230 Millbranch Road
Southaven, MS 38671
(662) 342-8489
Downtown Bail Bonds
3363 Mary Claire Lane
Southaven, MS 38672
(662) 449-2552
A Action Bail Bonds
288 W South Street
Hernando, MS 38632
(662) 429-4406
Achilles Bail Bonds
1151 Highway 51 N
Hernando, MS 38632
(662) 449-3218
A-1 Bail Bonds
165 W South Street
Hernando, MS 38632
(662) 449-4980
A-1 Bail Bonds
1325 McIngvale Road
Hernando, MS 38632
(662) 429-2699
AAA Bail Bonds
291 E Commerce Street
Hernando, MS 38632
(662) 429-4699
Cobb Bail Bonding
2610 Panola Street
Hernando, MS 38632
(662) 449-7710

Crime in DeSoto County, Mississippi

DeSoto County Sheriff do their best to keep the streets safe not only from drunk drivers but from all kinds of criminals. The table below shows property crime statistics for the County of DeSoto between 2000 and 2009.  

Crime reported by DeSoto County Sheriff Dept, Mississippi

Number of Offenses Reported
Property crime

Year Months reporting Population
Number of offenses reported
Property crime
Property crime total Burglary Larceny-
Motor vehicle theft
2000 12   948 230 574 144
2003 12   705 155 409 141
2004 12   678 203 339 136
2005 12   664 152 380 132
2006 12   704 126 456 122
2007 12   604 108 406 90
2008 12   736 91 541 104
2009 12   592 209 313 70


The DUI criminal defense lawyers on this page can represent you in all matters involving your drunk driving charge, including DUI, DWI, SR-22, Refusal to Blow, Revocation Hearing, Occupational Licenses, Breathalyzer Calibration, Challenging field sobriety tests, Misdemeanor DUI and Felony DUI. These DeSoto County DUI defense lawyers serve clients throughout Northern Mississippi, including Cerarview, Days, Hernando, Horn Lake, Jago, Lake Cormorant, Lynchburg, Memphis, Nesbit, Newport, Olive Branch, Southaven, and other communities in DeSoto County.