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A DUI conviction can lead to serious consequences that can have a great impact on your freedoms, career, personal life and reputation. Your best chance at keeping your license and protecting your future is to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

At Matthew Gilmer & Associates LLC, founding attorney Matthew Gilmer has over ten years of experience defending clients against DUI charges in the Gulfport area. He is dedicated to providing a client-centered approach to every case, so that each client gets the personalized attention they need.

A DUI Conviction Can Have Serious Consequences

In Mississippi, you can face DUI charges if you are caught driving with a blood alcohol content of .08% or higher or if you are under the influence of other substances. A first DUI conviction can lead to jail time, a fine and the required completion of the Mississippi Alcohol Safety Education Program (MASEP). A second offense in five years can lead to more fines, jail time of up to one year and a substance abuse assessment.

A third DUI offense in five years in Mississippi is considered a felony and can result in more severe punishments. If convicted, you may face one to five years in prison, hefty fines, alcohol assessments, community service and up to five years of license suspension. For DUIs that led to the death of another, you could face up to 25 years in prison.

Aside from the criminal and financial penalties of a DUI conviction, it can also make it more difficult for you to obtain a job, public housing, scholarships, hold certain licenses and own a firearm. You also may lose your license for some time after your arrest. Criminal defense attorney Matthew Gilmer can represent you at your administrative license hearing to help you keep your license and protect your rights.

Get Started On Your Case Today

If you face DUI charges in Gulfport, you need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to get started on your case. Call 228-215-1385 or fill out an online contact form to schedule a free consultation at Matthew Gilmer & Associates LLC.