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FAQ About Criminal Defense

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 him/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 not having an attorney at all.

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 Jackson Lawyer, Law Offices of Mel Coxwell?

Let Mel Coxwell put his extensive experience working as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense lawyer to work for you. 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 will it cost to meet with Mr. Coxwell?

We are happy to offer a no-cost, confidential initial consultation to hear the details of your case. After reviewing the details of the charge or charges against you, we can then advise you of how best to proceed.

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 what is going on with 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.

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