Straight Talk and Honest Opinion

If you have the misfortune of being charged with a crime what is it that you want? What is important to you during this difficult time? I have not been in that position before but I have been practicing law for 29 years and I have helped thousands of men and women in trouble. In all these years I have learned that someone charged with a crime needs emotional support. They need someone who will talk straight with them and who is honest about what they are facing. I have never liked lawyers who provided a “rosy picture” then later jerk the rug out from under the client. Coxwell & Associates has a reputation for being honest with our clients and giving solid, clear legal advice. We also understand the emotional needs of our clients. Being charged and convicted of a crime can have life long consequences. We understand and can help clients in these situations.

When you are charged with a crime you need to know what laws the government will prosecute you under and what the maximum punishment is for each crime. You will want to know the evidence and how it will affect your case. There are so many legal issues involved in a criminal case. Is there evidence that may be inadmissible? Is any of the evidence subject to suppression? Can you introduce the evidence you want in court? All these questions can only be answered by an experienced criminal defense lawyer. There is no teacher like experience. I have said this before and I am going to repeat it now. I have met lawyers who have practiced for ten years. They hold themselves out as criminal lawyers but they have never had a criminal trial or appeal. If I was looking for a lawyer, I might be concerned. What do you think?

Merrida Coxwell is the managing partner of Coxwell & Associates. The firm has its office in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, but the attorneys travel throughout Mississippi helping people. For a consultation call us at 601-948-1600.

Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.

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