Gulfport & Bay St. Louis Misdemeanors Lawyers
We Put Our Knowledge of Criminal Law Work for Clients Throughout The Gulf Coast
Crimes of a less serious nature result in misdemeanor charges. Although these crimes carry lighter penalties than felonies, you could be facing up to a year in jail and fines if convicted. The Gulf Coast criminal defense attorneys at Holcomb & Russell are zealous advocates for our clients, and we use our experience prosecuting cases to expose weaknesses in the prosecution’s case.
What Are Examples of Misdemeanors in Mississippi?
Like most states, Mississippi classifies less serious crimes as misdemeanors. However, if you are convicted of a misdemeanor, you will have a criminal record that can be accessed during a background check for employment or other purposes. Whenever possible, it is better to avoid having a record so as to pursue your future career and life goals without restriction.
We represent clients facing misdemeanor charges that include:
- Possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana
- Shoplifting with a value of under $500
- Petty theft
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Simple battery
Even if the charges don’t seem very serious and it is your first offense, a skilled criminal defense attorney can be a valuable asset. Our misdemeanors lawyers in the Gulf Coast use a variety of strategies to help minimize the penalties and possibly even keep you out of jail. We have helped first-time non-violent offenders qualify for diversion programs to help them avoid having a criminal record.
Developing Your Defense Strategy
We work to develop a unique defense strategy for each client built on the specifics of their case and whether they have any prior convictions. Let our attorneys evaluate the circumstances of your case during your initial consultation and discuss the legal options available to you. You can count on Holcomb & Russell to advocate for you every step of the way.
Please contact us today at (228) 332-3902 for a free initial consultation.
Our primary focus is on getting you the best results possible for your case. You are our priority!
Extensive Trial Experience
Our attorneys prepare to take cases all the way to trial, if needed - we aren't afraid to fight for our clients!
Ofrecemos asesoramiento legal sobre el impacto de su caso en su vida.