Non-Adjudication

Under the new Mississippi DUI laws, it is now possible for a person facing a conviction of Driving Under the Influence, (DUI or “Drunk Driving”) to qualify for non-adjudication. What does this mean for those facing a DUI charge? Non-adjudication allows for a person charged with DUI to avoid actual conviction and therefore keep the DUI off of their record. However, there are a number of rules that must be followed in order to qualify for non-adjudication.

To qualify for Mississippi DUI non-adjudication, it must be your first offense. You must not have refused a breathalyzer. Also, there are number of fees and other restrictions you must pay and agree to. These fees include a non-adjudication fee as well as all fines and court costs that would have been imposed under a conviction. You must attend and complete an alcohol safety education class, and if you wish to avoiding having to forfeit your driver’s license, you must install an interlock ignition device on your vehicle. If you are able to satisfy these and avoid any further charges, you can have the charges dismissed and maintain a clean record.