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Mississippi’s habitual offender laws are still subject to the United States Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.
The best Mississippi defense lawyers know how to raise defenses of proportionality and reasonableness.
Some types of sentencing enhancements include: DUI - Driving Under the Influence A second DUI conviction within 5 years is a misdemeanor but carries an enhanced penalty.
A third DUI conviction within 5 years is a felony and carries prison time.
A national victims movement has promoted sentencing enhancements.
Prior convictions or other aggravating circumstances can double a prison term.
However, touching a child for lustful purposes, also called molestation, does not carry an enhanced penalty for a second offense.
Enhanceable Misdemeanor (Repeat Offender) Charges Many misdemeanor crimes in Mississippi have enhanced penalties for repeat offenders.
A driver convicted of DUI with a child in the car is subject to increased penalties.
BUI - Boating Under the Influence A second BUI conviction within 5 years is a misdemeanor and carries an enhanced penalty up to a year in jail plus other conditions.
A third BUI conviction within 5 years is a misdemeanor and carries a minimum of 30 days up to one year in jail plus other conditions.
Firearm used in a Felony - Mississippi’s Trigger Lock Law.
If a gun is used or displayed during commission of any felony, an additional 5 year consecutive sentence is authorized, or 10 years if the defendant has a prior felony conviction.