Various Levels of a DUI Offense

Generally speaking, Mississippi has several forms or types of DUI’s or Driving Under the Influence crimes, including: DUI/DWI First Offense, this is driving while over the legal blood alcohol content level which is 0.08.  There is also what is referred to as DUI Other and is similar to alcohol related DUI offenses but applies when the substance a driver is under the influence of is other than alcohol.  A DUI Second Offense refers to a situation in which you receive a DUI and you have received a previous DUI within the past 5 years.  A DUI Third Offense, as you can imagine, is what you face is you receive a DUI after previously having two DUI’s within the prior 5 years.   When you reach DUI Third Offense you have crossed over into the real of felonies and can face up to 5 years in prison.