Mississippi Violent Crimes Defense Lawyer
Violent Crime Defense Attorney Serving Mississippi
If you have been charged with a violent crime in Mississippi, you are no doubt apprehensive about your future. Violent crimes have harsh penalties, and juries and judges tend to not be very lenient. In the state of Mississippi, some types of violent crimes are armed robbery, assault and battery, domestic abuse, kidnapping, forcible rape,
manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, and homicide. A violent crimes charge is very serious, but it is not a conviction, and is not the end of the world. You will need the guidance, investigative abilities, and knowledge of a skilled
Mississippi criminal defense attorney to fight your case. At Miller & Miller Attorneys at Law, PLLC, we understand that this is an extremely stressful time for you, and we will work to protect you and ensure your freedom.
Defense Against Violent Crimes Charges
In court, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that you are guilty. There are numerous ways we can defend you, depending on your specific situation.
- Misidentification: If you were identified as the aggressor in a lineup, it is very possible that the witness was wrong. Not only can emotions cloud a witness's ability to identify the culprit during the crime, many studies have proven that a witness's memory can change if he or she is prompted to remember something specific, is told details about the crime, true or false, by an authority figure, or is asked to identify someone who is not present during the lineup. Eyewitness identification is one of the most erroneous types of identification, and often innocent individuals have been convicted on the basis of it, only to be released when DNA evidence surfaces.
- Self Defense: You are allowed to use reasonable force to prevent someone else from harming you.
- Forensic Evidence: Fingerprinting has long been used for decades as a method of identifying criminals. DNA evidence, however, is more recent. If there is DNA available at the scene of a crime, it is often the crux of a case. There are also very legitimate reasons why your DNA or fingerprints may be at the scene of a crime that you did not commit.
- False Arrest: Resisting arrest is a criminal offense, and can sometimes have a violent offense such as assault added to it. If a police officer arrests you without probable cause or a court order, you may be able to argue that resisting an unlawful arrest was self-defense.
If you would like to set up a free consultation to discuss your case,
contact a Mississippi Violent Crimes Defense Lawyer
as soon as possible. Your freedom and livelihood may depend on it.