Hardworking Criminal Defense Attorney Helping Clients in Rankin, Madison, & Hinds Counties
If you’re convicted of a felony criminal offense, you don’t just face the possibility of prison time and costly fines. Convicted felons almost always find it nearly impossible to get a job or rent an apartment. Under Mississippi state law, felons may even have certain rights restricted, including the right to own a firearm or even to vote.
Word To The Wise If You’re Charged
If you’re charged with a crime in Mississippi, the two most important things you need to do are seek legal representation and remain silent when questioned by police. You’re not obliged to explain yourself or make excuses. Just tell law enforcement officials that you need to speak with your criminal defense attorney before you make any statements. Remaining silent after an arrest is a fundamental right of which you should take full advantage in order to increase your chances of being found innocent or having your case dismissed.
Assistance With Your DUI Case
We may not think of driving under the influence as hardened criminal activity. But if this is your first DUI charge, you could face criminal misdemeanor charges and may be ordered to pay fines of up to $1000. Recent changes in Mississippi law have made a provision for non adjudication of first time DUI offenders. You will be monitored and go through a probationary period, but at the end of the probationary period, your DUI will expunged and there would be no official record of it unless you are charged with a second DUI within five years. In addition, the MS Dept. of Public Safety may suspend your license for at least three months upon conviction—and that’s separate from the immediate administrative suspension of your license if you refuse to submit to a blood, breath, or urine test when you’re arrested.
The Law Offices of Rusty Williard have successfully represented DUI clients in Justice Courts in Flowood, Pearl, Richland, Clinton, and throughout Mississippi. As a seasoned DUI lawyer, Mr. Williard can help you deal with an administrative suspension and the MS Dept. of Public Safety, and with the criminal justice system when it comes to helping you hold on to your license and driving privileges.
We Can Help With Your Criminal Defense Case
Our firm also represents clients charged with drug crimes, traffic violations, assault, domestic violence, weapons crimes, and other misdemeanors and felonies in Mississippi. If we can help you, we’ll get to work immediately on your case, and at very least we’ll give you honest advice about your situation and what we think you should do. Schedule a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to discuss your charges.