Mississippi Criminal Law Attorneys
Criminal law encompasses offenses ranging from misdemeanors to felonies. Both may involve major disruptions to your life and that of your family.
Under investigation? Charged with a crime?
You need an experienced criminal defense attorney. The Mississippi attorneys at Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick have extensive trial experience and will provide you with an aggressive criminal defense. They will take the time necessary to understand your case and to prepare the defense that gives you best possible protection and outcome.
Retain the best representation you can—as soon as you can
Because criminal prosecution is complex, people are often confused by the criminal justice system. Individuals are often unaware of their rights and feel intimidated by authorities. Police and prosecutors have limited responsibility to inform you of your rights.
Without an experienced, dedicated defense attorney, you may spend longer in jail or be required to pay a greater fine.
Even a lesser crime can cause major problems
Though a misdemeanor is a less serious crime, it can disrupt your life. It can carry a sentence in county jail of up to one year and/or a fine.
Examples of typical misdemeanors are petty theft, disturbing the peace, imple assault and battery, drunkenness in public, and various non-DUI traffic violations.
Serious crimes involve the risk of substantial losses
Homicide, armed robbery, drug crimes, sex offenses, aggravated assault, and vehicular homicide are just some examples of felonies. A felony is a major crime punishable by a state or federal prison sentence, or even the death penalty.
DUI or Driving Under the Influence
Driving when drunk or intoxicated is a serious crime in Mississippi. As in most other states, the legal limit for blood alcohol content is .08%.
If arrested in Mississippi for a DUI, you are subject to both an administrative trial and a criminal trial. Punishment can include suspension or revocation of your driver’s license, as well as substantial fines and jail time.
If charged with a DUI, retain an experienced attorney immediately
An aggressive, caring defense lawyer may help protect your driving privileges and your insurance premiums, or perhaps manage a suspended sentence or a successful challenge to your arrest or sobriety test.
For answers to your legal problems, contact the dedicated, experienced Pascagoula, Mississippi attorneys of Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick at 866.461.1591.