Mississippi Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or someone you love is facing a Mississippi criminal charge, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.  At Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, we know the Mississippi criminal justice system, and the process can be complex and confusing.  Please do not feel helpless or overwhelmed; contact us through our online form or call us at (228) 872-8752 today to schedule a meeting with one of our criminal defense attorneys.

At Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, our criminal defense attorneys are:

  • Proven successful;
  • Nonjudgmental; and
  • Knowledgeable in all areas of criminal law.

Contact our office for the personal attention you deserve if you were arrested.  The sooner we can start your case, the faster we can act to mitigate any future effect of a criminal record on your employment, school, or residential opportunities.

How Our Mississippi Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Help You

At Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, our attorneys do more than showing up at your court dates.  We start building a trial-ready case for you from the beginning and work tirelessly for you through the end of your case.  We listen to you and examine the facts of your case to develop the most effective defense strategy.

Regardless of whether your case ends in negotiations or proceeds to trial, the attorneys at Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC are both negotiators and trial attorneys.  This means we are unafraid to take your case to trial if that is your best option.

In preparing your case, the criminal defense attorneys at Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC may do the following, and more:

  • Evaluate your charges;
  • Compile any relevant evidence;
  • Interview eyewitnesses;
  • Employ a private investigator;
  • Retain any expert witnesses; and
  • Resolve your case while fully explaining any consequences of a plea or trial to you.

Contact Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC now to get honest legal advice you can depend on.  We have the resources and manpower to fully represent you and move your case through the Mississippi criminal justice system.

Misdemeanors in Mississippi

Misdemeanors in Mississippi do not include state prison time.  Instead, they are punishable by up to a year in county jail and/or a fine.  Any Mississippi crime not specifically punishable by state prison time is a misdemeanor.

Misdemeanors in Mississippi include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Simple assault;
  • Simple domestic violence;
  • Stalking;
  • Petit Larceny;
  • Possession of thirty grams or less of marijuana;
  • Disturbing the peace; and
  • Hazing.

Crimes punishable by time in county jail or state prison are usually misdemeanors.  There is a criminal statute of limitations, or time limit, for most misdemeanors in Mississippi of two years from the date of the alleged crime.  After that time, a prosecutor cannot bring charges for an alleged misdemeanor violation.

Felonies in Mississippi

Any crime punishable by death or incarceration in state prison is a felony in Mississippi.  A felony crime will list state prison as a potential penalty.

Felonies in Mississippi may include:

  • First-degree murder;
  • Aggravated domestic violence;
  • Aggravated stalking;
  • Robbery;
  • Burglary;
  • Grand larceny; and
  • Possession of more than two but less than ten dosages of oxycodone.

While crimes punishable by time in county jail and/or a fine are considered misdemeanors in Mississippi, there are exceptions once that crime has gone to sentencing.  These are best discussed and clarified on an individual basis with an experienced Mississippi criminal defense attorney.

The statute of limitations varies for several Mississippi felonies including, but not limited to:

  • Murder;
  • Manslaughter;
  • Aggravated assault;
  • Burglary;
  • Robbery;
  • Rape; and
  • Kidnapping.

Prosecutors may bring the above charges at any time.  There are other exceptions to the two-year statute of limitations as well, making it wise to discuss your charges with your criminal defense attorney if you believe your crime is outside of any statute of limitations.

Contact a Mississippi Criminal Defense Lawyer

At Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, we can answer your questions about Mississippi’s criminal statute of limitations and misdemeanor and felony charges.  Get in touch through our online form or call us at (228) 872-8752 to set up your confidential appointment with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Act quickly to get help and allow Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC to craft a smart, strategic defense strategy for your charge.  Our defense attorneys can aggressively defend you and give you the personal attention you and your case deserve.

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    Todd M. Farrar
    Todd has experience representing clients in many areas of law, including hundreds of cases related to serious injuries from car & trucking accidents in Gulfport; criminal defense of DUIs, misdemeanors, and felonies; medical malpractice claims; and a wide range of other serious personal injury matters.

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