Criminal Defense Attorneys in Oxford, Mississippi

Have you or a loved one been charged with a crime? You need a legal defense team with strong criminal defense lawyers and a history of success. Garrett, Friday & Garner, P.L.L.C. takes cases for defendants in Oxford, Mississippi and surrounding areas to help people defend their rights in court. Allow our experienced law firm to guide you or your loved one to the best possible outcome in your case related to DUI, drug offenses, murder, or other criminal matters.

In the unfortunate event you or a family member are charged with a crime, having an attorney who is familiar with criminal law and experienced in the court room are both very important. The senior partner of our firm has over two decades of experience representing clients who are facing criminal charges. Our legal team can assist you in protecting your rights and interests during a stressful time. Call (662) 281-0438 to schedule a consultation with a criminal defense attorney that will fight for you.

We Handle Cases Involving

  • DUI
  • Drug Offenses
  • Murder
  • Sexual Battery
  • Grand Larceny
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Embezzlement
  • Shoplifting
  • Trespassing
  • Assault
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Disturbing the Peace
Criminal charges are divided into two general categories. Misdemeanors are crimes which are punishable by a fine and / or a maximum of one (1) year in jail. Felonies are crimes which are punishable by more than one (1) year in prison. In addition to fines and imprisonment, a person convicted of a crime may also be subject to a variety of other punishments including community service, supervised probation, house arrest, and participating in drug court. Just as importantly, a criminal conviction, whether for a misdemeanor or felony, may have a lasting negative impact on your future.

misdemeanor Offenses


Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

A DUI conviction can impact the life of a defendant for years beyond the court date. DUI convictions can result in problems with employment, family, and financial situations that can prove difficult or impossible to completely resolve. If you have been charged with driving under the influence, allow our criminal defense lawyers to protect your rights and minimize potential penalties.

Other Misdemeanors

In addition to DUI, the attorneys of Garrett, Friday & Garner are experienced in representing clients charged with other misdemeanor offenses. Our attorneys represent clients charged with misdemeanors in Justice Courts and Municipal Courts across North Mississippi. Other misdemeanor charges include:
  • Drug Possession / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Domestic Violence
  • Minor in Possession
  • Petty Larceny
  • Public Drunk
  • Simple Assault
  • Speeding and other Motor Vehicle Violations
Persons convicted of a misdemeanor have the right to appeal their conviction to either Circuit Court or County Court depending upon the county in which the client was convicted. Counties that have a County Court require the case first be appealed to the County Court and then to Circuit Court if necessary. The attorneys of Garrett, Friday & Garner have the experience necessary to assist you with an appeal of a conviction from Justice Courts or Municipal Courts.


Conviction for a crime, even a misdemeanor, can negatively affect you throughout the course of your life. Many misdemeanors may be removed from your criminal record via the process of expungement. An expungement can prevent a previous criminal conviction from appearing on your record when you have a background check completed for any reason, including a job application. If you have been previously convicted of a misdemeanor, and in some cases a felony, our attorneys can help you clear your record of the conviction.


A felony is the most serious criminal charge a person can face. All felonies carry the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence. When faced with a felony charge it is essential that your attorney can, and will, spend the time and energy to fully investigate the facts of the case and exercise all legal means to either have the charge dismissed by way of a trial or assist you with negotiating the plea agreement most advantageous to you. Felonies include:
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Burglary
  • Felony Drug Charges
  • Kidnapping
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Robbery
  • Sex Crimes
Our attorneys also represent clients who are dealing with probation revocation proceedings or need to appeal an improper conviction before a circuit court to the Supreme Court of Mississippi. When you are facing a criminal charge you must have the assistance of a good attorney and like any good attorney we will only promise you that we will give you the best representation that we can and that we will make ourselves available to you when you have questions or concerns about your case.