If you’ve been accused of committing a crime, not only are your future and your freedom in jeopardy, but your personal relationships, professional reputation, and potential opportunities, too. The best way to minimize the damage of a criminal charge and avoid a conviction is by reaching out to a seasoned defender as soon as possible.

At Ellis Law Firm, PLLC, we represent individuals facing criminal charges in Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula, Bay St. Louis, and throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Discover how we can help you move forward by scheduling a consultation with us today.

Charges We Defend

We have extensive experience handling a wide range of criminal violations, from serious felonies to minor misdemeanors. No matter what you’ve been accused of, our attorney is prepared to take on your case with confidence.

Misdemeanors Vs. Felonies in Mississippi

In Mississippi, misdemeanor crimes are those that do not include time in state prison as a possible punishment. Each individual misdemeanor has distinct penalties. For example, a conviction of simple assault could result in up to six months in county jail or a fine of $500, while a stalking charge could land you one year in county jail or a maximum fine of $1000.

Felonies are more serious crimes and can lead to punishment by death or incarceration in state prison. The possible penalties for a felony will vary depending on the specific charge you’ve been dealt. While a grand larceny charge could result in a $10,000 fine or a maximum prison sentence of 20 years, a first-degree murder charge could lead to life in prison.

Whether you’re combatting a misdemeanor or felony charge, let a legal professional take the lead in your case and seek the results you need to put this behind you. We believe that everyone deserves a second chance to build the life they envisioned, and we will stop at nothing to fight for that chance for you.



Why Choose Ellis Law Firm, PLLC?

We understand that you have many choices when it comes to defense attorneys, but our firm is above the rest. Why? Because we don’t just talk the talk. We walk the walk. Our legal advocate has a proven track record of success, countless satisfied clients, and a truly distinct presence.

Fearless in the Courtroom

Our attorney, Dianne Ellis, is not afraid of a challenge. Even in the face of the toughest charges, Dianne exhibits confidence because she has the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to fight back. When a criminal charge threatens to throw your life off course, Attorney Ellis is determined to help you get back on track.

Outspoken in the Face of Injustice

The legal system is plagued with injustice, but we won’t stand for it. We’re bold, outspoken, and passionate in the pursuit of the fair outcome you need and deserve. Our fighting spirit is evident in the results we achieve and the dedicated service we provide.

Focused on Fighting for You

We’ve been focused on criminal defense from the start. For more than a decade, we’ve represented the accused with pride in Gulfport and beyond. When so much is at stake, put your trust in Ellis Law Firm, PLLC.

Striving to Protect Your Rights in Gulfport, Mississippi

Don’t leave your future up to chance. If you’ve been charged with a crime, contact our skilled attorney in Gulfport today to start formulating a smart defense. We serve the surrounding areas of Biloxi, Pascagoula, Bay St. Louis, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.


A criminal charge has the potential to define the rest of your life. Don’t let it. At Ellis Law Firm, PLLC, we strive to protect our clients in the face of damaging accusations. Schedule a consultation with our attorney today to discuss your possible paths forward to avoid a felony or misdemeanor conviction.