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

Let an Experienced Gulfport Lawyer Help Defend You Against Domestic Violence Charges

Representing clients in Gulfport, Biloxi and throughout Mississippi

Are you facing charges for domestic violence? If so, your reputation and your future could be on the line. At Boyce Holleman & Associates, we have an enviable reputation for aggressive and skilled criminal defense. Our family-run firm has successfully served the community for more than 60 years — giving clients the highest level of legal service. If you are facing charges for domestic violence, our Gulfport lawyers understand what you are going through. As our client you can expect be treated with the dignity and respect you deserve. But you can also expect to receive sound legal guidance from a trusted criminal defense firm.

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence does not have to be between individuals who are related. If called to a home or residence, police may arrest housemates, roommates, spouses, siblings, parents and partners for domestic violence if any of the following actions occur:

  • Lewdness
  • Threats
  • False imprisonment
  • Burglary
  • Homicide
  • Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Criminal trespassing or mischief
  • Sexual assault
  • Kidnapping

When facing a domestic violence charge in Gulfport, Biloxi, or anywhere else in Mississippi, time is of the essence. In order to protect your name, your family and your future, you need to seek out an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. In addition, it is important for you to understand that when police are called, under Mississippi law they must make an arrest. Police can do this with or without a warrant if they have probable cause to believe that the accused has, within 24 hours of the arrest, knowingly committed domestic violence.

Penalties for domestic violence

If it is your first offense, and you are convicted, you face up to $500 in fines and up to six months in jail. In addition, if you are convicted of a second domestic violence crime within five years of your first, you are charged with a felony offense and may have to serve between five and 10 years in prison. When you need a professional criminal defense law firm to keep you out of jail, Boyce Holleman & Associates is here for you.

Defending Mississippi residents since 1950

To schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled domestic violence defense 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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