Criminal Defense


For more than thirty years, the attorneys at The Honea Law Firm have successfully defended clients against criminal charges including DUI, assault, murder, theft and drug offenses. Whether a felony or a misdemeanor, we have the knowledge and experience to obtain the most favorable outcome in your case. Nothing is more important than protecting your rights and defending your freedom, and your attorney is the only person in the criminal justice process that has YOUR interests at heart. Let The Honea Law Firm look out for you.

WHEN DO YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY: It is important to understand when you need an attorney. When you are under investigation, have been arrested, have been charged with a crime, or are facing indictment by the Grand Jury, you need to know that you have a competent and experienced criminal defense team representing you. A skilled criminal defense attorney can help you from you first contact with the authorities, even before arrest, charging, or indictment. Often, we can help the most by getting involved early in the process to lessen the negative impacts on your life.

WHAT WE DO FOR YOU: As soon as you hire The Honea Law Firm, we begin our own investigation to determine what happened and design a defense strategy that will best protect your rights.

COURTROOM EXPERIENCE: The attorneys at The Honea Law Firm have successfully defended clients in City Court, Justice Court, Circuit Court, and Federal Court. We have also successfully appealed cases to the Mississippi Supreme Court.


DUI -If you have been charged with DUI, you now have a criminal charge that can land you in jail, but a DUI does not mean that you are a seasoned criminal. Actually, you were probably simply enjoying a few drinks with friends. And, with the legal limit so low, you do not have to be drunk to get a DUI. Unfortunately, a DUI can hurt your reputation, cause you to be fired or demoted, affect child custody, and increase your insurance premiums. DUI law is very complex. You need a skilled criminal defense attorney with experience in DUI cases.

ASSAULT & DOMESTIC ASSAULT – Assault charges can negatively impact your life in numerous ways, including loss of employment, eviction, loss of certain professional licenses, and in the case of domestic assault, being prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm. Assault is a simple crime, but Assault may be a misdemeanor or a felony, simple or domestic, depending on the whether a weapon was used, the extent of injuries cause, if any, and the relationship between the alleged assailant and victim.

THEFT/EMBEZZLEMENT — Any theft charge, from simple misdemeanor to grand theft is a serious offense and can be used against you when you apply for a job, during a background check, or if you are called upon to testify in a court of law. Act now to protect yourself.

DRUG OFFENSES —the penalties for drug crimes can be very severe and have life-long consequences. If you have been charged with a drug offense, don’t put your future in jeopardy. You have a duty to yourself and your loved ones to mount the strongest defense possible in your unique situation.

MURDER / HOMICIDE –If you are under investigation for murder or have been charged or indicted for murder, you need expert legal representation. The Honea Law Firm has successfully defended clients charged with murder and received a verdict of not guilty in a jury trial.

EXPUNGEMENTS – If you have been arrested for or convicted of a misdemeanor that is not a traffic offense or certain felonies, you may be able to have your conviction or arrest removed from your record. Contact us today to discuss your case with us.

THERE IS A WAY BACK: Being charged with a criminal offense may change your life, but it does not have to destroy it. Honea Law Firm is here to protect your rights and help you get “back to normal” as quickly as possible. Even if you have already been found guilty, we may still be able to help. You only have a few days to appeal a conviction. Don’t wait; call now or it may be too late. Favorable results cannot be guaranteed, but are aggressively pursued.