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Protecting Your Future When You Face Assault Charges

Under Mississippi law, an individual commits aggravated assault if he or she attempts to cause bodily harm to someone, or actually does cause serious bodily harm to someone else. Aggravated assault may be committed through an intentional act or by acting recklessly and with indifference to human life. It may include the use of a weapon, but aggravated assault can occur when no weapon is involved.

Aggravated assault is a felony that comes with serious penalties, including substantial fines and long prison sentences depending upon the circumstances involved. If you face charges of aggravated assault in northern Mississippi, it is important to get experienced legal representation.

I am attorney M. Darin Vance, and I provide assertive defense counsel in assault and all other criminal cases. I represent individuals in DeSoto County and throughout northern Mississippi from my office in Hernando.

Representation When Assault Becomes Aggravated

Aggravated assault against a spouse, former spouse, family member who lives with the offender or who used to live with the offender or someone the offender is dating, may result in charges of aggravated domestic assault. The penalties are enhanced for domestic assault.

If you are involved in a fight that is less violent, you may face charges of simple assault, a misdemeanor. It is still important to work with a knowledgeable lawyer. I represent individuals in these cases and will work to keep it off your record.

Legal Counsel Tailored To The Facts Of Your Case

I will review the facts of your case and develop a defense strategy that makes the most sense. If you were defending yourself or someone else, you may be facing wrongful charges and it may be possible to get the charges dismissed. Or I may reach an agreement with the prosecution on reduced charges that will keep you out of jail. If the prosecutors refuse a fair agreement, I will represent you at trial if the facts warrant doing so.

Contact Me Today To Discuss Your Legal Options

If you were in an argument that escalated into violence or the threat of violence and now face criminal charges, contact me immediately at or use my online contact form to schedule a consultation. I will be at your side from start to finish of your case.