Lance Mixon

Lance Mixon

Criminal Defense Law Firm in MS, for 68 combined years, Misdemeanor & Felony DUI
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence
  • Mississippi
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I defend misdemeanor or felony crimes in all parts of Mississippi. Handle trials, negotiated plea deals, suppression motions, appeals of all types of criminal law cases in MS. Domestic violence attorney, DUI attorney (felony and misdemeanor), sex crimes, probation violations, expunements, vehicular homicide due to drunken driving or drugged driving. Appeared in various trial courts in more than (70) counties, and have handled appeals in the MS Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

Member & State Delegate for National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). Lawyer ratings: Selected as “Rising Star” for the Mid-South region in the area of Criminal Defense by Super Lawyers since 2011. Included by the Mississippi Business Journal’s “Leaders in Law” 2015. Legal Book co-author: Mississippi DUI: Law and Practice, Mississippi Criminal Trial Practice Forms, Inside the Minds: Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence, 2010 Edition, and Inside the Minds: Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings, 2015 Edition.

I appreciate and respect the need for astute and comprehensive trial preparation as much as the trial itself. Enthusiastic and goal-oriented with legal research, to maximize the results for each client. All cases and clients are different. Every case that I accept for representation receives a complete and vigorous review to determine the most effective strategies for the most successful results.

Mississippi College School of Law
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Florida State University
B.S. (2002) | Criminology
Honors: Cum Laude
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Articles & Publications
Mississippi DUI Law and Practice
Thomson Reuters
Speaking Engagements
DUI Case Law Update, Univ. of Mississippi Annual DUI Defenders Conference, Flowood, MS
University of Mississippi
DUI Case Law Update, DUI Defenders Annual Conference, Table 100 Conference Center in Flowood, MS
Ole Miss CLE
NHTSA Standard Field Sobriety Testing - Student Course Certification
William Maze, Esq., Detroit, MI
Leadership in Law
Mississippi Business Jouirnal
Professional Associations
The Mississippi Bar  # 102406
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National College for DUI Defense
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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American Bar Association
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American Association for Justice
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
The Mississippi Bar
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U.S. Supreme Court
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United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
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United States District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
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  • Free Consultation
    Potential clients with criminal defense cases are provided a FREE lawyer consultation, as do personal injury cases. This can be a virtual meeting on DUO, Facetime, ZOOM, GoToMeeting or other video conferencing tool. Our lawyers near me in the tri-county area for Hinds, Madison and Rankin counties can usually assist with traffic tickets, or refer you out to other criminal lawyers near your court for speeding or accident cases. Be aware that few law firms near me in the Jackson Mississippi area have almost 70 years of collective legal experience. Even fewer are published legal books authors like our attorneys near me.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    After paying a retainer in criminal law cases, our firm can set up a legal fee payment plan for you, but use of a monthly authorization of a periodic payment. Our #1 goal is to thoroughly review your case and offer you our legal fee agreement. It is crucial to limit your search to criminal lawyers near me who have extensive litigation experience.
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingency fee agreements available ONLY for personal injury cases. In our free consultation, we discuss criminal defense fees for your representation. Our lawyers in Mississippi can provide ideas on fee alternatives and sources for funding a criminal case.
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Whistleblower Claims
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I have 3 misdemeanor shoplifting charges and I want to plead guilty and pay the fines but I can not go to jail
A: Many judges across the state have a policy a mandatory jail time to serve, even on one (1) first offense lifetime shoplifting charge. 1 is serious enough, but 3 will surely raise red flags with the court. My advice is to contact a criminal defense attorney to discuss options.
Q. What is the sentences for failure to comply/resisting in the state of Mississippi
A: The "failure to comply" charge carries up to 6 months in jail, a $500 fine plus court costs, or both, in addition to potentially being placed on supervised probation.

"Resisting arrest" is a separate offense, and it carries the exact same penalties as "failure to comply," which may be imposed - IF CONVICTED - to run concurrently (meaning together, or at the same time), or consecutively (meaning 6 months plus 6 months = potentially 1 year in jail - same for the fine amounts).

I notice that this question was asked from Mendenhall, MS. Mendenhall, and Simpson County in general, is a jurisdiction that I frequently go to and defend people accused of crimes, with great results for the clients who choose to hire me.

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Q. I posted bond for some one, can I get that back?
A: Multiple issues control this. First, is the case over yet. If so, then yes.

In still pending, on misdemeanor cases, after 12 months, you can ask the court to release you as surety.
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