Best Wishes


The Labor Day Holiday weekend is almost here. A major storm appears to be headed toward the Texas-Louisiana Coastline, and it could turn toward Mississippi. Several more are developing in the Atlantic ocean. Our prayers will go out to all of the people living along the Gulf Coast Region. Hopefully the hurricane will not be a repeat of Katrina.

If you are out-and-about this weekend please be careful. Law enforcement will be out in force with extra patrols and roadblocks. Don’t drink and drive. Remember, the issue is not whether you are driving drunk. The law prohinits not only drunk driving, but also (1) driving under the influence of intoxicating beverages or another substance, and/or (2)driving with a blood alcohol content of .08% or greater as measured by the Intoxilizer 8000. If you get stopped and the officer smells alcohol, you can bet your last dollar that no matter how good you do on the Field Sobriety Tests (FST), the odds are that you are going to jail and will be asked to take the Intoxilizer 8000. If you refuse your license will be suspended for 90 days for the refusal, and then the officer will also charge you with DUI. If you take the test and you measure .08% or greater by the Intoxilizer 8000, then you will be charged with a BAC DUI. People also ask us what do they do? What choice should they make? That is a decision each person has to make. For the standpoint of a legal defense, it is easier to defend a DUI when there is not a Intoxilizer test result. However, you also get a 90 day suspension for refusing to take the test. This is indeed a difficult choice.

I have a sure fire way to beat a DUI! Never get one. Call a cab. Ask a non drinking friend to drive. A $30.00 cab ride is cheaper then a $4,500.00 DUI defense and a night in jail. The attorneys at Coxwell & Associates have decades of experience defending DUI charges. We defended the prior Mississippi Supreme Court Judge who was charged with speeding on his motorcycle and DUI. The Judge found him not guilty. We defended an attorney charged with DUI. The jury found him not guilty. We defended a house wife charged with DUI. The Court found her not guilty. The list goes on and on. We hope YOU never get a DUI. We don’t ever want to see people injured from DUI accidents. But, we believe in the American rule of law that states “everyone is entitled to a zealous defense.” Don’t drink and drive. If you make a mistake and get arrested, call us. The advice will be honest and to the point.

Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.

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