DeSoto County Felony Defense Attorney
Aggressive Defense Against Felony Charges in Olive Branch, Walls, Starkville & Beyond
If you are facing felony charges, you need an attorney who is highly skilled in criminal law and can aggressively fight for your rights and freedom. At Hayes Law Firm, our DeSoto County felony lawyer has handled hundreds of felony cases and has been successful in defending clients against felony charges for a decade. We know the court system and the prosecutors in DeSoto County, and we know how to find the weaknesses in the state's case against you.
If you have been charged with a felony, it is crucial that you retain an attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you retain an attorney, the sooner we can begin investigating your case and preparing your defense. Our DeSoto County felony attorney will work around the clock to ensure you are prepared for your court date and that your rights are protected.
Schedule your free initial consultation with our lawyer by calling us at (662) 503-8409 or contacting us online.
What Are the Penalties for Felonies in Mississippi?
In addition to jail time, a felony conviction can have long-lasting consequences. A felony conviction can prevent you from getting a job, renting an apartment, or getting a loan. A felony conviction can also prevent you from getting a professional license, qualifying for a student loan, or even voting. In addition, a felony conviction can cause immigration problems if you are not a U.S. citizen.
In addition to jail time and fines, a felony conviction can also come with probation. If you are convicted of a felony, you will be subject to a probationary period. The length of your probation will depend on the seriousness of your crime. During your probation, you will be required to follow certain rules, such as regularly reporting to your probation officer and obeying all laws. If you violate any of the terms of your probation, you can be sent to jail. You will be on probation for a minimum of one year and up to a maximum of five years.
How Does the State Prove That I Am Guilty of a Felony?
For the state to convict you of a felony, the state must prove that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The state may use the following to prove you are guilty:
- Physical evidence
- Eyewitness testimony
- Testimony of an expert witness
In addition to the above, the state may also use circumstantial evidence to convict you of a felony. Circumstantial evidence is evidence that does not directly prove that you are guilty of a crime. For example, if the state has video footage of you stealing a car and you are the only person in the video, the state may use the video to convict you of the felony.
Fill out our online contact form or call us directly at (662) 503-8409 to schedule an initial consultation.
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