Southaven & Hernando Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Our Criminal Defense Attorney Stands Up for the Rights of Everyday People

When you have been accused of, arrested for, or charged with a criminal violation, the road ahead can look rocky and frightening. Do you have a chance to defend yourself if the evidence seems stacked against you? Should you try to negotiate with the prosecution, or not say anything at all? Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman is here to let you know that you are not alone and that you have more options than the police or the prosecution will tell you. We believe in the sanctity of the presumption of innocence, which means the state has to prove that you are guilty, not that you need to prove you are innocent. Every misdemeanor or felony charge is defendable. Let us show you what we mean by choosing our Southaven & Hernando criminal defense team today.

To start your defense, call 662-222-0597 right now or send us an online contact form.

What Charges Are You Facing?

The law books in Mississippi are lengthy in describing different criminal statutes and violations. No matter the charges filed against you, our criminal defense attorneys, led by Attorney Charles Nicholas Smith, will be ready to stand up for you. There is nothing that the prosecution can do that will catch us off-balance thanks to our extensive experience and connections with local courts, judges, law enforcement officials, and more. Contact us if you are facing charges involving:

  • Theft crimes
  • Drug crimes
  • DUI
  • Violent crimes
  • Gun crimes
  • Sex crimes

Pre-charge Defense Can Make All the Difference

Not all criminal cases begin with a suspect being arrested and charged shortly after. In many situations, the case will begin with a criminal investigation. If you have been notified that investigators are studying you and your past to determine if they want to bring charges against you, then the time to get a criminal defense attorney on your side has already passed.

Attorney Smith can assist with pre-charge defense strategies as well as representation in and out of court. A strong pre-charge defense can convince investigators to not file charges against you, which leaves your criminal record clean. For example, if the evidence against you is weak but the District Attorney is still thinking about charging you, then our Mississippi criminal defense lawyers could argue down the efficacy of the evidence and attack the case against you before it escalates.

Penalties if Convicted of a Crime

Your life will change for the worse if you are convicted of a crime. Some convictions will make comparatively small impacts, and others will completely up-end your life. It is our goal to end your case with a not guilty verdict, case dismissal, or sentencing reduction to minimize how your life and wellbeing are affected. Consequences of being convicted of a misdemeanor or felony can include:

  • Fines paid to the state
  • Restitution paid to the accuser or victim
  • Jail or prison time
  • Destruction of your reputation
  • Job loss
  • Removal of parental and custody rights
Pick Up the Phone And Contact Our DeSoto County Criminal Defense Attorney

You know there is so much on the line when you have been accused of a criminal violation. Do not take your chances with inadequate defense. Make certain you are doing as much as you can by turning to a team that goes above and beyond expectations at every turn.

Call 662-222-0597 to speak with a Mississippi criminal defense attorney from Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman.