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Mississippi DUI Law

How Exactly Is A DUI Defined Under Mississippi State Law? In Mississippi, a DUI is defined in a couple of different ways. There is a common law DUI, which means that the officer thinks that a person is impaired and operating a motor vehicle on the highways of the state… Read More

Mississippi DUI Penalties

What Are The Penalties For A DUI Conviction In Mississippi? For a first-offense DUI in Mississippi with a regular driver’s license, there is a penalty of 48 hours in jail, a fine between $250 and $1,000, and a 120-day suspension of the driver’s license. The statutes pretty clearly disallow reductions… Read More

Mississippi DUI Counseling

Should I Voluntarily Start Counseling Before My First Court Date? If someone has received two or three DUIs and realize that they need help, then they should absolutely start counseling before their first court date. If someone has received their first DUI and doesn’t necessarily need help, then an evaluation… Read More

Mississippi Drive After Conviction

Will I Be Able To Drive After Being Arrested And Charged With A DUI? An individual should be able to drive for 30 days after being charged with a DUI and provided with the 30-day temporary license. In most cases, law enforcement afterwards will take the person’s physical license and… Read More

Mississippi Common Drug Offenses

What Are The Common Types Of Drug Offenses That Your Firm Handles? The most common type of drug offense that our firm handles is simple possession of marijuana, which is a misdemeanor in Mississippi. This charge carries fairly mild penalties, including a fine of up to $500, a sentence of… Read More

Mississippi DUI Defense

If you face DUI charges in Mississippi, you need an aggressive criminal defense lawyer. . We pride ourselves in providing high-quality criminal defense services to residents across the state of Mississippi. Our offices are based in Jackson, MS and we’re here to help you fight back against these charges. DUI… Read More

Mississippi Drug Charge Defense

The Franks Law Firm, PLLC helps those who are facing drug charges. You could be charged with possession of a Schedule I, II, III, or IV controlled substance but that does not mean the evidence presented by police will end up being admissible in court. It is critical you contact… Read More

Mississippi Traffic Ticket Defense

Getting a traffic ticket in Mississippi can become a very serious issue. Some common traffic citations are: Speeding Careless Driving Reckless Driving Failure to Yield Failure to Use a Turn Signal Improper Lane Change No Seatbelt Hiring an attorney to represent you on a speeding ticket charge may seem like… Read More

Mississippi Shoplifting Defense

Is shoplifting in Mississippi a misdemeanor or a felony? First of all, shoplifting is a serious charge in the State of Mississippi. Depending on the value of the goods allegedly shoplifted, an individual may be charged with a misdemeanor or felony. As a result, shoplifting charges can impact your life… Read More

Mississippi Felony Expungement

How can a criminal record impact your life? At The Franks Law Firm, PLLC we appreciate how a criminal record can hold you back when you attempt to move forward with your life. This can make finding and getting a good job very hard. Employers now look over each and… Read More

Mississippi Misdemeanor Expungement

How can a misdemeanor criminal record impact your life? A misdemeanor charge in Mississippi may not seem like a big deal at first. Once you start applying for jobs or schools though, it could become a very big deal. More and more employers and educational institutions run background checks on… Read More

Car Wrecks

Every driver on Mississippi roadways understands accidents can occur at any time. However, when you are involved in an accident because a driver failed to exercise proper care on the roadways, you could recover financial damages for your injuries. Drunk drivers, those who are speeding or drivers who simply fail… Read More

18-Wheeler Wrecks

Truck accidents are devastating, there is very little protection offered to a pedestrian, motorcyclist or auto driver when an 18-wheeler is bearing down on them. During 2015, 72 people lost their lives on Mississippi roadways and even more suffered injuries. Victims of truck accidents often suffer life-altering injuries and are… Read More

Slip & Falls

Property owners in Mississippi are required to maintain a safe environment for those who are visiting their property. This law extends to homeowners, store and restaurant owners and those who operate any commercial property. Before a property owner can be held legally responsible for the injuries you suffered in a… Read More

Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA)

Since 1908, FELA has been providing protections for railroad workers who suffered an on-the-job injury. The level of proof in these cases is that the railroad must be proven to be partially negligent for the worker’s injury. FELA covers bodily injury but it also covers other injuries including: Asbestos exposure… Read More

Mississippi Workers’ Compensation

Workers who are injured on the job and file a workers’ compensation claim often face an immediate denial. Surprisingly, only 20 percent of those who receive a denial will pursue their claim further. This is good news for employers and insurance companies but bad news for employees. Quick Workers’ Compensation… Read More

Railroad Crossing Accidents

The Franks Law Firm, PLLC is committed to providing high-quality personal injury law services to the victims of railroad crossing accidents and their families. We know these injuries are often very serious, resulting in brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and crush injuries, meaning you will never being able to… Read More