Frequently Asked Questions About Defending Against Criminal Charges

I have been arrested. Do I need a lawyer?

If you have been arrested and charged with a felony or misdemeanor, you will need a criminal defense attorney. It is rare that anyone successfully represents himself/herself in court. With an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side, the chances of getting your charges reduced or dismissed altogether are much greater than if you do not have an attorney.

Am I entitled to bond if I'm arrested?

Yes, subject to certain exceptions, everyone is entitled to a reasonable bond. Factors for determining the reasonableness of the bond include length of residence, employment status and financial condition, family ties to the community, reputation and character of accused, prior criminal record, members of the community who would vouch for the accused reliability and nature of the offense.

Why should I hire the Law Offices of Mel Coxwell?

Mel Coxwell is a former assistant district attorney for the state of Mississippi who puts his extensive experience working as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense lawyer for his clients. Mr. Coxwell has successfully represented thousands of Mississippians in criminal cases including:

  • Drug offenses
  • DUI
  • Vehicular manslaughter and murder
  • Robbery
  • Fraud
  • Carjacking
  • White collar crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • Asset forfeiture

What is the firm's philosophy?

We believe in timely and economical resolutions to the charges against you. We will be well-prepared to fight your case, and we will keep you informed of the status of your case every step of the way. We pride ourselves on promptly responding to client phone calls, and we will explain your legal options to you in a way you can understand. We use our experience and reputation in central Mississippi to resolve your case.

Take The Next Step To Resolving Your Criminal Matter

If you have been arrested and charged with a felony or misdemeanor in Mississippi, please contact The Brandon attorney Mel Coxwell today or use our online contact form to schedule your confidential consultation.