Ocean Springs, Mississippi Criminal Lawyers
Before joining Haug, Farrar & Franco, Todd owned law firms in Ocean Springs, MS, and Lafayette, LA and has worked with some of the largest personal injury firms on Gulf Coast.
Todd received his undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University and earned his law degree...
• 35+ years of criminal defense experience handling 1,000’s of felony and misdemeanor cases in State and Federal courts in South Mississippi, including:
>Bond settings and reduction,
> Preliminary and definition hearings,
>Bench and jury trial,
I was formerly a partner in an established Mississippi Gulf Coast corporate law firm. The call of the court room led me to the District Attorney’s office for the Second Circuit Court District where I served as an Assistant District Attorney, principally in Harrison County. As a felony prosecutor, I handled high profile cases of every type including drugs, crimes...
Admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2006, Ed started his own law firm in Hancock County, Mississippi. While in the solo practice of law from 2006 to 2009, Ed was able to work at refining his skills in the litigation of personal injury claims, domestic and family law issues, and criminal defense.
Arrested or facing criminal charges?
Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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