Whether you are facing felony or misdemeanor charges, the outcome of your case can greatly affect your future. In fact, the consequences of a criminal conviction go beyond the legal punishments of fines, probation and jail time. A conviction can hamper your ability to find employment and limit your future opportunities. With the stakes so high, it is important to hire a lawyer who will help you understand and protect your rights during every step of the legal process.
At the Law Office of George B. Ready, in Hernando, Mississippi, we aggressively defend clients against a wide range of charges. We pursue all available options in order to minimize the consequences you are facing.
Defense Against Criminal Charges
We defend against misdemeanor and felony charges such as:
We also handle all related matters, including forfeiture of property.
If you have already been convicted of a crime, we offer post-conviction services such as probation violation defense and record expungement.
Providing Experienced Criminal Defense Guidance
Our founder, attorney George B. Ready, served as a circuit court judge for 10 years and has advocated on behalf of clients for over 39 years. He knows the criminal justice system and the legal personnel who handle criminal matters in northern Mississippi.
We pay careful attention to every detail and will leave no stone unturned while investigating your case. Our objective is to develop and carry out an effective criminal defense strategy designed specifically for your situation. We are highly professional and results driven when negotiating a plea agreement or representing a client in court.
A Trial-Ready Approach To Criminal Law
One question that people ask us at the start of the process is whether their case will go to trial. We approach cases as if trial is inevitable. We make certain that our investigation is thorough and that all of the facts are in order. We find the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against our client. We are always fully prepared for trial.
In reality, however, trial may not be needed in many cases. By preparing for trial, we may gain leverage that we can use in negotiating with the prosecutor. We may find an opportunity to have the case dismissed or for the charges to be reduced, making trial unnecessary. However, if the prosecutor is not willing to negotiate, we will aggressively defend our client’s rights in the courtroom. We are proud of the record of success we have achieved in trial and negotiation.
Don’t Say Anything To Law Enforcement
Police and prosecutors may attempt to bait you into making incriminating statements and comments. Make sure that you do not say anything to law enforcement until you have the guidance of a skilled DeSoto County criminal defense attorney. We will help you protect your interests and make informed decisions about your case.