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Trial-Tested Legal Representation for Clients Throughout Mississippi

There are two main types of crimes in Mississippi: misdemeanors and felonies. The main difference is that felony offenses are more serious than misdemeanor crimes. A conviction not only can lead to harsher criminal penalties such as imprisonment, but it can also result in a permanent criminal record that causes significant damage to your professional reputation and personal life.

To avoid being convicted, one important step is to hire a skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and freedom throughout the entire legal process. At Vollor Law Firm, P.A., our legal team has more than two decades of experience helping thousands of clients obtain successful results in court.

If you have been arrested for or charged with a felony offense in Starkville or within Mississippi, contact us today at (662) 269-6188 for a free initial consultation.

Understanding Felony Charges in Mississippi

According to Mississippi law, a felony is punishable by either a state prison sentence or the death penalty. But unlike many states, Mississippi doesn’t have categorize felony offenses in categories of classes. Rather, each felony is associated with their own specific potential penalties.

Our firm handles the following types of felonies:

  • Drug possession or possession with intent
  • Drug trafficking
  • Aggravated DUI (e.g., third DUI, DUI with a minor passenger, or DUI with an injury or death)
  • Grand larceny
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Fraud
  • Aggravated domestic violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Murder

However, some felony offenses are punishable by either a county jail or state prison sentence. For example, aggravated assault and even manslaughter in Mississippi carries either a maximum jail term of one year and/or a fine of up to $500, or imprisonment for up to 20 years.

State courts and prosecutors can bring felony charges within two years after the alleged offense occurred. However, there are several exemptions for many felonies, including most of the crimes listed above. Felonies against a vulnerable person have five- or six-year time limits.

Lastly, a felony conviction can result in long-term consequences that go beyond the court and prison. Being convicted felon can significantly harm your ability to find work and apply for housing, as well as permanently strip your right to vote.

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Do not hesitate to let our experienced legal team investigate your case, collect and examine evidence, negotiate with state prosecutors, and help you obtain the best possible outcome in court. We constantly communicate with our clients, keeping them updated about any new developments in their cases, as well as guide them through the complexities of the criminal justice system.

Call (662) 269-6188 to discuss your case with Vollor Law Firm, P.A. today!

Outstanding Results

  • $500,000 Serious Leg Injury Personal Injury

    Vollor Law Firm obtained Mississippi's max claim of $500,000 for a minor who was injured at his high school when a trailer fell on his leg resulting in three spots removed and multiple surgeries of his foot.

  • Not Guilty Kidnapping and Capital Rape Criminal Defense

    After being accused of kidnapping and forcibly raping a young woman, a 26-year-old Choctaw County man was facing two life sentences in prison, if convicted.

  • $380,000 Motorcycle Accident Personal Injury

    A client was riding his motorcycle when a van pulled out in front of him, causing him to break his leg and sustain multiple surgeries.

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Attorney Austin Vollor provides criminal and personal injury legal services across Mississippi. Contact Vollor Law Firm at (662) 269-6188 or by filling out the form below to speak with us about your situation.

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