The Truth About Misdemeanors

The Truth About Misdemeanors

Misdemeanors are called the "lesser" crimes however that is not always true. For professionals and every day working people a misdemeanor charge might be the only instance in their lives when they get accused of a crime. For this reason a misdemeanor charge can cause increased anxiety, worry and concern, not to mention the possibility of six (6) months to a year in jail, plus court costs, fines and restitution. Employers can discharge an employee due to a misdemeanor conviction and it could seriously impair the ability to obtain future employment. Some misdemeanor convictions for crimes like bad checks, embezzlement, petit larceny, etc., are considered crimes of moral turpitude and can affect the character of the person in the eyes of the law. It is very common for teenagers and young adults to make poor choices or to be in with the wrong crowd. A bad choice or a bad time in a young person's life could end up having tremendous negative consequences if it resulted in a misdemeanor conviction. Click here for information about the Jackson Municipal Court.

At Coxwell & Associates, PLLC our lawyers understand that "good people make bad choices sometimes; that bad things happen to good people; and that anyone could be with the wrong person at the wrong time." Our experienced attorneys have represented almost every type of misdemeanor crime in Mississippi. Our clients have included a Mississippi Supreme Court Judge, a county bond attorney, doctors, a Professor, students, CEOs of corporations, and everyday hard working mothers, fathers and their kids. Our careers are dedicated to providing our clients, who frequently become our friends, with the highest quality advice and counsel for these serious problems. We consider ourselves some of the most dedicated trial attorneys in Mississippi. When we evaluate your problem we look for Constitutional, Statutory, and other legal or factual defenses that might help you. While we sometimes employ private investigators, we often choose to visit the scene of the alleged crime and personally talk to witness ourselves so we can obtain first-hand knowledge of the facts of your case. We want to represent each person as if that person was a member of our own family.


Each time we accept a new client and take on a new case we make a pledge to our client and ourselves that we will zealously and vigorously represent, defend and counsel that person to the very best of our abilities. Each case and each client is different. We begin our representation by having a thorough consultation and interview process. During this time we learn as much as we can about the facts of the case and about our prospective client. Many times more then one attorney will participate in the interview process to help evaluate and advise the client on the different perspective we each bring to a case. This is also the opportunity for our client to observe how we handle ourselves as human beings and professionals. We recognize that the decision to hire any lawyer is a personal and often times difficult decision. If we were not lawyers, we might also be confused on how to locate a competent lawyer for our needs. Our reputations for competence, diligence and integrity are solid in the legal community. We are constantly referred clients by other lawyers and satisfied clients who saw first-hand how dedicated and aggressive we are for our clients and their causes. Our lawyers practice and defend individuals who get charged with criminal offenses because they believe that everyone is entitled to first class defense. Contact lawyers at Coxwell & Associates today for more information or a consultation .


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