Criminal Defense

Serious Experience to Defend Against Severe Consequences

Located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Jay L. Jernigan, P.A. brings serious trial experience to the table and will defend your rights in the courtroom. A former assistant District Attorney, Jay Jernigan has the trial experience you need when facing a criminal charge. At our firm we work to defend people of all ages whether they are first time or repeat offenders.

If you or a loved one has been arrested, charged or is under investigation, for a misdemeanor or felony call 601-255-4483 or contact us online to speak with a lawyer about protecting your rights.

DUI to Embezzlement — We Know the Law and Will Defend Your Rights in Court

The consequences of criminal offenses are often severe. Accordingly seeking legal counsel immediately is important. We will advise and represent you in a wide variety of criminal matters including:

  • DUI, we handle both administration and criminal proceedings
  • Aggravated or simple assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Burglary
  • Drug charges, including the sale, manufacturing or possession of drugs such as marijuana or meth
  • Sex crimes
  • Weapons charges
  • Traffic violations
  • Embezzlement

Serious Consequences

Consequences for a criminal conviction can be severe and may include prison, jail, probation and license suspension. It can also be expensive to pay for court costs, treatment and higher insurance rates. If your job is dependant on maintaining a driver's license, your livelihood may be at state as well.

If you are facing DUI or simple assault charges, we advise you to contact a lawyer before you speak to the authorities. Legal counsel before talking to the police is key to protecting your rights. As a former assistant district attorney, our attorney tried more than 60 cases in only six months. After three decades of legal practice, we have serious trial experience and will face the courtroom with you.

We approach every case with a blank slate and a fresh attitude. Because settlement is never assumed, we approach every case as though going to trial is the only option. Contact our office online or call 601-255-4483 to discuss your options in a free consultation.