Misdemeanor domestic violence crimes in Mississippi carry a maximum of six months in jail and
a $500 fine. In order for the charge to be domestic, there must be some sort of intimate or family
relationship between the accused and accuser. Otherwise it’s a simple assault which carries the
same penalties.

Where I practice in the jurisdictions of Olive Branch, Horn Lake, Southaven and Hernando,
domestic violence charges are taken seriously. If you are in this situation you should talk to a
Mississippi criminal attorney immediately. In addition to the criminal penalties I listed above,
you need to think about the long-term impact this could have on your reputation, career, and
right to own firearms. With social attitudes regarding mistreatment of females at a zero-
tolerance level, a man who is accused of hitting a woman has a lot to lose. But plenty of women
get charged with this offense as well. Do you want to be convicted of this crime and have it
follow you around for the rest of your life? With the right lawyer on your side, you may be able
to avoid this fate. If you believe you are the victim of a false accusation and wish to maintain
your innocence, you can have a trial and make the accuser and the government put on their case.
Alternatively, you may wish to avoid the stress and uncertainty of a trial and work out a
settlement. There might be options to avoid a damaging permanent conviction and loss of
certain rights while still reaching a fair resolution.

As a criminal defense lawyer practicing in Desoto County, Mississippi, I have represented clients
of all ages and backgrounds in domestic violence cases. Visit my website
southavencriminaldefense.com for more information, and please call me at 901-205-9894
if you have any questions.

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