Misdemeanor Criminal Defense in Mississippi
Misdemeanor charges are crimes in Mississippi that involve little or no physical violence and are not considered to be as serious as a felony. They are still are serious offenses, however, that carry considerable penalties if convicted. Jail time, fines and/or probation can result. There are degrees of misdemeanors, which affect the penalties you will face on conviction. A 1st degree charge can leave you with up to one year in a county jail and fines up to $1000, while a 2nd degree misdemeanor conviction can result in a sixty day jail sentence and up to $500 in fines.
When convicted of a misdemeanor, this conviction will appear on your public record, affecting you with possible higher costs of insurance and employment problems, not to mention the humiliation of having to report it on any applications or forms requesting such information. Misdemeanor charges can be won by consulting with a criminal defense attorney from Miller & Miller Attorneys at Law, PLLC; we can help you establish a strong defense to fight your charges.
Types of Misdemeanors
Below are some of the common misdemeanors individuals can get charged for in Mississippi. They include:
- Driving offenses
- DUI/DWI/Drunk Driving
- First and second time driving with license suspended charges
- Reckless driving
- Domestic violence or spousal abuse
- Shoplifting under $300
- Petty theft
- Solicitation for prostitution
- Indecent exposure
- Possession of marijuana, under twenty grams.
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Assault and battery
When you are facing serious misdemeanor charges, you need an aggressive and dedicated criminal defense lawyer who knows how the prosecution thinks. As former prosecutors, our attorneys know the ropes and can base your defense knowing how the prosecution will go about establishing your case. For effective and hardworking legal counsel, contact our office today to get a free initial consultation.
Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney from Miller & Miller Attorneys at Law, PLLC to fight your misdemeanor charges in Mississippi.