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 Ocean Springs, Biloxi, Gulfport, 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.