If you’re charged with a crime, you’re not just facing jail. You may lose your job and fall into debt as your bills stack up. If you’re a service member, you could face sanctions from the military up to a dishonorable discharge. If you only know the rights you’ve seen on TV, don’t try to handle your defense alone. Work with an experienced attorney who knows what it takes to win your freedom.
Felonies and Misdemeanors
While crimes are divided into felonies and misdemeanors, they can all ruin your life. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that a charge is too small to need a lawyer or that it’s too big to beat. Talk to an attorney about your rights under the law and how you can win at trial, have the case dismissed, or get a favorable plea deal.
DUI is a unique charge because it’s one of the few where you’re seemingly caught in the act. This doesn’t mean you don’t have a defense. Blood alcohol levels may rise between the time you were driving and the time a test was performed. A field sobriety or blood alcohol test may be administered incorrectly. The police may stop you without a valid reason. If any of those things happened to you, you may be entitled to have the charges against you dismissed.
Criminal convictions and charges can follow you for life. If you were charged but not convicted, convicted of a misdemeanor, or convicted of certain minor felonies, you may be eligible for an expungement. If you’re successful, your history will be removed from public records, and you’ll get a clean slate.
If you’re looking for an aggressive attorney who will fight for your rights in Hancock and Harrison Counties, Mississippi, call us now to schedule a consultation.