Felony Attorney in Starkville
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.
Felonies 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
- Aggravated domestic violence
- Sexual assault
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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