There are two ways your license is affected in Mississippi if you are arrested for driving under the influence.
You will face an Administrative suspension of 90 days in every case where you are arrested for DUI in Mississippi, starting 45 days from arrest. You can request Interlock Restricted driving license for that time period to continue driving. If you refuse to take a BAC test at the time of your arrest, your license will be suspended for twice as long as if you failed the BAC test, 180 days.
If you are convicted in court of a first time DUI in Mississippi, your license will be suspended for 120 days. To continue driving instead of serving out your suspension, you can request an Interlock Restricted Driving License. All suspension times start 45 days from the time your information is entered into the DPS system, once court documents have been forward.
If this is your 2nd or subsequent offense you can only drive with an ignition interlock restricted license in a vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock device that complies with section 63-11-31. LifeSafer Ignition Interlocks are a compliant device in Mississippi.
At the time of arrest, you were given a receipt for your driver’s license. This receipt serves as a temporary permit to drive and is valid for a period of 30 days. You should contact the court and request a trial date and an extension of this driving permit.
If you do not contact the court within 30 days and obtain a court order extending your temporary permit, your driving privilege will be suspended for a period of 90 days.
Complete the Mississippi Alcohol Safety Education Program. To enroll call (662) 325-5520 or visit their website.
Contract your insurance company and obtain an SR 22 certificate.
To get you Interlock restricted license the court must send in your copy of the DUI ticket, with an order of conditions of Non-Adjudication or a court abstract stating Interlock restricted license for 120 days or suspension of a 120 days. All documents should be mailed from the court within 5 business days of going to court. You should call DPS DUI department prior to going to DL station to get license to make sure your court documents have been received and entered into the system at DPS.
Call LifeSafer Ignition Interlock at 800-634-3077 to schedule your ignition interlock installation. Ask about discounts and special offers.
Take all forms and pay all fees to your local driver’s license service office.
For a second or subsequent offense, different suspension periods and restrictions apply. Check the Mississippi DUI Department website for details.