I represent and defend people against government. Usually this means representing and defending people on misdemeanor and felony charges. Representation also extends to asset seizures and forfeitures. I also help people maintain professional or technical licenses, their job and their livelihood.
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 of violence against children and the elderly, property crimes, white collar crimes and Grand Jury investigations. I prosecuted asset seizures and forfeitures for Harrison, Hancock and Stone Counties.
Since leaving the District Attorney’s office, I have been dedicated to defend the rights of individuals arrested, charged or investigated by local, state and federal governments. This includes all criminal defense matters including bond reductions, drug charges, white collar crimes, property crimes, DUI misdemeanor and felony charges, DUI injury and death cases, expungements, probation revocations and parole hearings in State and Federal courts. I also defend civil asset seizures and forfeitures. I help maintain a client’s profession or technical license so he can keep his job and livelihood.
I give individual attention to each client in order to present the defense in the best possible light. For example, if alcohol or drugs are an issue, treatment options are presented and explored. First offenders may be eligible for alternative options including Drug Court, non-adjudication, or pretrial diversion. Personal and family ties, employment, professional and technical licenses are all factored into the defense strategy to minimize the consequences.