1720 23rd Avenue | Boyce Holleman Blvd. | Gulfport, MS 39501

Beat Charges for Assault and Battery with Help from an Experienced Defense Lawyer in Biloxi, Mississippi

Providing Mississippi residents with trustworthy legal guidance since 1950

In Gulfport, and throughout Mississippi, Boyce Holleman & Associates has a reputation for being experienced and aggressive when it comes to defending clients facing charges for assault and battery. The law considers this type of offense a violent crime, and you face dire consequences if you do not contact an experienced lawyer immediately. Maintaining a tradition of excellence established by firm founder Boyce Holleman more than 60 years ago, we continue to help Mississippi residents build a strong defense against criminal charges.

What is assault and battery?

Are you facing charges for assault and battery in Biloxi? If so, your first call should be to a skilled attorney. According to Mississippi Code (Section 97-3-7), a person is guilty of the crime of assault and battery when he or she exhibits the following behaviors:

  • Attempts to cause or purposely, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another
  • Negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon or other means likely to produce death or serious bodily harm
  • Attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily harm

If you are convicted of assault and battery, you could be charged with either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the circumstances and the severity of the injuries the victim sustains. Assault and battery is commonly penalized by a fine of not more than $500, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than six months, or both. If you are convicted of assault and battery, seeking later employment in law enforcement or teaching can be especially difficult. As experienced Gulfport criminal law attorneys, our goal in representing you is to prevent a conviction at all costs.

Know your rights

It is important to understand that after police arrest you, you have certain inalienable rights. Under the Fifth Amendment, you have the right to remain silent, and you should do so. In addition, the moment you request an attorney, all police questioning must cease. When you call us to defend you, we immediately work to ensure that your rights are protected. Then, we focus on building a solid defense for you.

Defending Mississippi residents for over 60 years

If you face charges for assault and battery, Boyce Holleman & Associates is ready to stand by your side. To schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled lawyers, contact us 24/7 by phone at 228-863-3142 or via our convenient online form. We have flexible office hours, readily available parking and are located near public transportation.

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