Federal Criminal Defense in Mississippi

If you are accused of committing a crime in Mississippi, you will be involved with the state court system, or the federal court system.  If you are having really bad luck, they will tag-team you and you will get to experience both at the same time.  Federal courts are very different than state courts.

Your court will be at a different place, and you will be dealing with different judges, different prosecutors (the U.S. Attorney’s Office), different law enforcement agencies (think FBI, ATF, etc.), and different laws and procedures during your case.  If you are charged or being investigated by the federal government, you need a lawyer experienced in federal criminal procedure, and you must be proactive in defending your rights.

If you or a family member has been arrested, or is under investigation for a Federal Crime in the state of Mississippi and you need help, give me a call at 601-991-1099. If you live outside of Jackson, Mississippi, call my Toll-Free Line at 866-991-1555.

Or you can e-mail me at give me call at clarence@guthriefirm.com.

Federal courts are organized into districts, and in Mississippi we have two, the Northern and Southern Districts.  The Northern District is organized into four divisions, and court is held in the federal courthouses in Oxford, Aberdeen, and Greenville.  The Southern District has five divisions, and court is held in the federal courthouses in Jackson, Natchez, Hattiesburg, and Gulfport.

You can be charged in federal court with any number of crimes, and I have defended most of them.  Here are a few areas that federal prosecutors and law enforcement have been focusing on lately:

  • Mortgage fraud
  • Bank Fraud
  • Drug Crimes
  • Firearms Offenses
  • Internet Pornography and other Cyber Crimes
  • Public Corruption and Bribery
  • Tax Crimes

If you are under investigation by the federal government, or if you have already been charged with a federal offense, you need a lawyer immediately.  For more information about my federal criminal practice, please call and make an appointment.  Your initial consultation is always free.