The law office of Timothy M. Farris has extensive experience defending the rights of people arrested and accused of criminal offenses. We handle all types of criminal cases, from minor infractions and misdemeanors, such as traffic violations, minor in possession (M.I.P.), Public Drunkenness to the most serious felony indictments, including: drunk driving, drug possession, narcotics sales, theft and grand larceny, fraud, embezzlement, sex offenses, assaults, arson, and conspiracy.
Criminal law attorney Timothy M. Farris understands that some criminal charges carry severe consequences for individuals and their families. Whether the criminal charges filed are minor, major or catastrophic, each case receives Mr. Farris' undivided attention and service. Attorney Timothy M. Farris is committed to providing criminal defense clients with aggressive and dedicated legal representation, while simultaneously treating clients with genuine courtesy and respect.
Criminal Laws are established by Congress and state legislators that make certain behavior among citizens illegal and punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. In order to be found guilty of a criminal law, the prosecution must prove that the defendant engaged in criminal activity that was intentional and deliberate.
In criminal law, the pending litigation is initiated by the state or federal government through a prosecutor rather than being initiated by the victim, as it is in civil law. Plaintiffs in a civil law suit only need to show by a preponderance of the evidence that a defendant is 51% or more liable (responsible) for the damages. However, the prosecutor in a criminal law case has to prove to the judge or jury "beyond a reasonable doubt" that the defendant is guilty of the crime charged.
To learn more about what attorney Timothy M. Farris can do for you, contact our offices today. Representing clients throughout the state of Mississippi.