Ignition Interlock Device Laws

Mississippi ignition interlock device laws allow offenders whose driving privileges have been suspended to regain those privileges by agreeing to install an interlock device on any vehicle that they own or drive.

  • The offender is responsible for any costs associated with installation or maintenance of the device.
  • The device must be monitored regularly by authorities.
  • If the driver violates any of the rules of the ignition interlock program, he or she is subject to removal from the program and the reinstatement of the license suspension.

License Suspension

Administrative Suspension

DUI laws in Mississippi state that a driver stopped for suspicion of DUI will face an immediate, automatic license suspension if:

  • BAC is .08% or above,
  •  Shown signs of impairment, even with a lower BAC, or
  • Refusal to take a field breathalyzer test.

This administrative suspension lasts for a period of 90 days.

Judicial Suspension

Upon conviction for DUI, the offender faces additional court-ordered suspension.

  • The suspension period is between 90 days and one year for first-time offenders.
  • The period is up to two years for second-time offenders.
  • The period is five years for offenders with three or more convictions.

DUI Penalties and Fees in Mississippi

1st Offense Fine: $250 to $1000
Jail Time: Up to 48 hours
Period of License Suspension: 90 days
2nd Offense Fine: $600 to $1500
Jail Time: 5 days to 1 year
Period of License Suspension: 2 years
3rd and subsequent Offense Fine: $2000 to $5000
Jail Time: 1 to 5 years
Period of License Suspension: 5 years

Get Your Suspended Drivers License Reinstated

Our goal is to get you back to the road safely and legally, here’s how to get your license back

Schedule Install Mississippi License Reinstatement

Source(s): Miss. Code §§ 63-11-30, 63-11-31 Driving Laws, Published by Nolo. Retrieved April 17, 2017 from http://dui.drivinglaws.org/miss.php/

Last Updated: November 13, 2019

This information was obtained from third party sites and is for informational purposes only. Although RoadGuard attempts to keep in the information up to date, it is provided "as-is" and RoadGuard disclaims all warranties, express and implied, including but not limited to its accuracy and completeness. Any reliance on this information is at your sole risk. The information is not intended as legal advice and should not be relied on as such. If you need advice concerning the State’s requirements or your personal obligations please consult with your monitoring authority, attorney or local court.