Southaven Felony Lawyer

Criminal Defense Attorney in North Mississippi

At the Law Office of Patrick E. Stegall, I represent clients in serious felony charges throughout North Mississippi. I understand the consequences of a felony conviction and will aggressively advocate to protect your constitutional rights. For a free initial consultation, contact me today.

Mississippi Felony Convictions

In Mississippi, if you are charged with a felony, you face a minimum of one year in jail if convicted and/or a fine of at least $1,000. As a convicted felon, you also lose your right to own a firearm, as well as the right to vote. Many employers will not hire a convicted felon, so you may lose your job and will find it difficult to get another. If the conviction is for a sex crime, you may be forced to register as a sex offender, with your name, photo, address and crime posted on the Internet.

The following are some common types of Mississippi felonies:
•Drug Trafficking
•Aggravated Assault

My Felony Defense Practice

A Mississippi felony conviction can never be removed from your record. Additionally these charges can carry years or decades in prison. With such severe consequences, you need an experienced and competent criminal defense lawyer working for you.

At the Law Office of Patrick E. Stegall, I defend clients accused of serious felony charges. I thoroughly examine all aspects of the arrest, as well as any evidence the state intends to introduce. I will determine whether law enforcement officials had probable cause, ensure that constitutional protections against unlawful search and seizure were not violated, and verify that you were given appropriate warnings before you made any statements to the police.

Though I prepare every case to go to trial and will aggressively represent your interests before a judge and jury, I also never discount the power of effective negotiation. Some clients do not want the embarrassment, stress, and expense of going to a jury, and some cases are better settled through a negotiated plea than a trial. As your defense lawyer I’ll carefully consider your wishes along with the strengths and weaknesses of the case, and advise you of the best course to take.

For dedicated and knowledgeable representation on serious felony charges in North Mississippi, contact my office to set up a free consultation.

Click here to read Mississippi Criminal Law Articles on Violent and Non-Violent Felonies