DUI is likely the most complex and penalty laden criminal misdemeanor charge in Mississippi. A DUI charge can result in license suspension, fines, community service, and even jail time for a first time offense. Subsequent charges of DUI carry significantly more severe punishments. DUI laws in Mississippi have recently undergone extensive change, many of which go into effect on October 1, 2014. Coupled with the yearly changes in case law related to DUI, it is very important to consult an attorney who practices DUI defense on a regular basis to ensure reaching the most desirable result in your case.