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We can help you in any area of criminal law. Federal or state, minor misdemeanors to murder. Get information on specific areas of criminal law in Mississippi here.

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Clarence’s ability to analyze and evaluate cases, prepare strong defenses, and obtain favorable outcomes is well known. DO NOT SETTLE FOR A GUILTY PLEA without carefully considering all of your options.  Being charged and convicted of a crime can lead to jail or penitentiary time, job loss, a criminal record, and immigration consequences, such as deportation.  It pays in the long run to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer that ACTUALLY TRIES CASES TO JURIES for your case.

Federal Offenses

If you are charged in federal court, you will see that it is much different than state court.  Your lawyer in your federal case needs to be familiar with the federal rules of evidence, federal rules of criminal procedure, and especially the federal sentencing guidelines.   Clarence Guthrie is one of the most experienced federal criminal defense attorneys in Mississippi.  Call us for a consultation on your case. Learn More about Federal Offenses in Mississippi

White Collar Offenses

Federal and state investigators and prosecutors have intensified their criminal investigations, government audits, regulatory investigations, and civil fraud and contract fraud cases have both intensified and become increasingly more complex in the current environment.  Be ready as early in the game as possible with an attorney that is experienced in white collar defense.  We’ll implement a strategy that limits your company and personal exposure, and ensures the best possible result. Learn More about White Collar Offenses in Mississippi

Dui Defense

Frustrated?  Scared?  Not treated right?  DUI is without a doubt the most misunderstood crime in Mississippi.  Despite what you may have heard, in Mississippi a conviction for DUI received as an adult never comes off your record, and cannot be “reduced,” which makes it an all or nothing fight that requires an aggressive attorney.  Lots of attorneys “do” DUI defense, but only a few make up the upper level of DUI defense in Mississippi.  Clarence is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, and speaks frequently at DUI defense seminars for other attorneys.  Get yourself educated on this site, and then act swiftly and aggressively to hire the best DUI attorney you can find.   Contact us immediately for a free no-obligation consultation.  We’d love to help you with your case, start to finish. Learn More about Mississippi DUI Defense

Computer, Internet, and Cybercrimes

Violent Crimes

Murder, assault, criminal threats, carjacking, arson, domestic violence, kidnapping, false imprisonment, stalking, robbery (and others).  The sentences in Mississippi for violent crimes are severe, and a conviction can cost you the rest of your life in prison.  Let The Guthrie Firm be the first call you make when you or your family is in serious trouble. Learn More about Violent Crimes Defense in Mississippi

Sex Crimes

Rape, statutory rape, sexual battery, child abuse and exploitation, illegal pornography, indecent exposure.  By far, the most effective defense against sex crimes is an early defense.  Obtaining the services of an experienced sex crimes defense attorney  as soon as possible, even before you are arrested, is  the best strategy.  It is usually easier,  less stressful and less costly to defend yourself early on than to wait.  And remember, a conviction for most of these crimes carries the added penalty of having to register as a sex offender, usually for life.  Ensure your lawyer has specific experience with these types of crimes, and the intensity and dedication to ensure the best result. Learn More about Sex Crimes Defense in Mississippi

Drug Crimes

Drug crimes are some of the most widely prosecuted crimes on both the state and federal level in Mississippi.  Clarence “GUP” Guthrie aggressively defends individuals charged with possession, transportation, manufacturing,  and sales of controlled substances.  The stakes are high, and the penalties are severe, especially if you already have a record.  Give us a call for an appointment to discuss how we can get the best result in your case. Learn More about Drug Crimes and Controlled Substances in Mississippi

Firearms and Weapons Offenses

Mississippi loves firearms!  Our state cherishes the Second Amendment.  Firearms are abundant, and there is nothing wrong with that.  But there are a number of federal and state crimes that deal specifically with firearms and weapons, and a number of other crimes carry enhanced penalties if a firearm is present at the the crime.  Clarence has extensive experience with firearms from his military career, and has handled dozens of firearms-related cases.  These cases get complicated quickly, and it is important to find a lawyer that has the requisite knowledge and experience in this area of law. Learn More about Mississippi Firearms Offenses

Theft and Fraud Offenses

If a defendant is charged with theft or fraud in Mississippi, there are many ways for the state to secure a conviction. The crime of theft goes beyond mere shoplifting, and also includes larceny, grand larceny, looting, embezzlement, bad checks and false pretenses, receving stolen property, and others.  A conviction for a theft-related offense can cause problems for someone if they apply for certain jobs that require background checks.  These crimes often are defensible, and so it pays to call an experienced criminal attorney for advice before making a big decision in your case. Learn More about Mississippi Theft and Fraud Offenses

Juvenile Crimes

The law in Mississippi treats juveniles differently in numerous ways (Youth Court, “zero tolerance for minors” DUI, etc.).  There are lots of options and ways to work out cases involving juveniles, but the main focus of effort should be to ensure that the young person’s future is intact, and they are shown the path to success.  Parents continue to seek out Clarence’s help in juvenile cases due to his extensive experience in the Marine Corps mentoring and leading young people. Learn More about Mississippi Juvenile Crime Defense

Criminal Forfeitures

There are numerous state and federal statutes that allow the government to seize a person’s property by showing that there is a connection between the property and illegal activity.  Forfeiture laws allow seizure of your personal property that is allegedly related to crimes such as drug possession, trafficking and other controlled substances crimes, marijuana cultivation, tax evasion, money laundering, forgery and pornography.  Depending upon the facts of your case, you might have a defense against the forfeiture, but ONLY if you ACT QUICKLY, and you hire an attorney that has experience in this area of law.  We have gotten back everything from money, to guns, to cars and trucks.  Call us immediately if your property is seized in conjunction with your arrest.


without considering all of your options.  And without discussing your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney that has tried hundreds of cases.  Clarence Guthrie will use his experience, his reputation, and his creativity to GET RESULTS in your criminal case.  And the fees will be surprisingly affordable.  Under Mississippi law YOU HAVE RIGHTS! We are here to guarantee they are fully protected.   The Guthrie Firm, PLLC 350 Arbor Drive, Suite D Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-991-1099

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What Our Clients Say

“Outstanding, aggressive courtroom advocate. Clear critical thinking and powerful presentation style.”
“Thank you for your dedication to our son’s case. Believing and proving his innocence meant more than words can express. You gave back to _____ his future when circumstances caused him to temporarily lost faith . . . . God bless and thanks again!”

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