Misdemeanor Attorney in Madison
Delivering Quality Representation Since 2011
If you are searching for a skilled criminal lawyer who can help fight your misdemeanor crime charge, you have come to the right place. The Coon Law Firm, PLLC offers experienced legal counsel to those accused of a range of misdemeanor crimes.
Our focus is to keep your allegations from disrupting your life - Mr. Coon will provide the personalized attention you need and deserve. As soon as you come in for your free consultation, our team can start building a strong defense on your behalf. Please contact our office in Madison today.
The Consequences for Misdemeanors Are Still Serious
A misdemeanor is any offense that is punishable by incarceration for a year or less, as opposed to a felony which is punishable by more than a year imprisonment. Typically, the maximum sentence for a misdemeanor is a $1,000 fine and a maximum jail sentence of 1 year. However, if aggravating factors are involved, fines can be as high as $5,000.
In Mississippi, misdemeanors are not divided into sub-categories with specific penalties. Instead, each crime carries its own sentence.
Several offenses can be charged as misdemeanors, including:
- Petit larceny
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Simple battery
- Possession of marijuana (up to 30 grams)
Regardless of the crime you have been accused of committing, it is important to obtain competent legal counsel as soon as possible to increase the chances of avoiding fines, jail time, and other potential penalties.
A conviction for a misdemeanor will also be added to your permanent criminal record, which can affect your ability to obtain employment, receive federal aid, rent housing, or apply for a professional license.
Common Defenses for Misdemeanor Charges
Depending on the circumstances of their case, an individual charged with a misdemeanor offense may have one or more defenses available to them. It is important to fully understand the allegations against you and then determine the most effective defense strategy. Choosing the correct defense strategy will have a large impact on the outcome of your case.
There are several possible defenses for misdemeanor offenses, including:
- Mistake of fact
- Involuntary or voluntary intoxication
Statute of Limitations
If you have been accused of committing a misdemeanor offense, there are laws in place that dictate how long you can be held accountable for the crime. Mississippi’s criminal statute of limitations allows an alleged offender to be prosecuted for a misdemeanor up to 2 years after the crime is committed. Any legal action taken against the defendant after this time may not be heard by the court.
Contact a Knowledgeable Criminal Defense Lawyer
At The Coon Law Firm, PLLC, we have the resources and experience to help you fight against whatever criminal charges are putting your freedom at risk. Turn to our Madison misdemeanor attorney for trustworthy counsel during this challenging time. We will help explore your legal options and effectively represent you at trial.
“He was able to get my son through with no jail time and was even able to get the fines reduced.”- Jonathon
“Attorney Coon was very successful in his task, great communication skills, great staff, we thank the Lord for attorney Coon.”- Lonnie
“Mr. Coon did an amazing job for me and probably saved my career.”- B. Nelms
We are honest, fair and provide excellent representation.
We offer free consultations and fair rates no matter the charge.
We have successfully tried numerous misdemeanor and felony jury trials.
We walk you through the legal process and our strategy to get you the best results.
Our firm is licensed to practice law in Mississippi & Louisiana.
When you hire us, you can expect transparent communication and personal attention to your case.