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Domestic Violence Law in Gulfport

Hire an Experienced Gulfport Lawyer to Help You Against Domestic Violence Charges


At Boyce Holleman & Associates, we have an enviable reputation for being aggressive and highly skilled in the courtroom in domestic violence cases. Our family-run firm has successfully served the community for more than 60 years and given clients the highest level of legal service.

Are you facing charges for domestic violence? If so, your reputation and your future could be on the line.

If you are facing charges for domestic violence, our Gulfport lawyers know what you are going through. As a client of Boyce Holleman and Associates, you can expect be treated with the dignity and respect you deserve. You can also expect to receive comprehensive legal guidance from a trusted domestic violence attorney.


Domestic violence does not have to be between individuals who are related. If police are called to a home or residence, roommates, spouses, siblings, parents, and partners can be arrested for domestic violence if any of the following actions occur:

  • Lewdness
  • Threats
  • False imprisonment
  • Burglary
  • Homicide
  • Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Criminal trespassing or mischief
  • Sexual assault
  • Kidnapping

When facing domestic violence charges in Gulfport, or anywhere else in Mississippi, time is of the essence. In order to protect your name, your family and your future, you need to seek out a qualified lawyer as soon as possible.

It is important for you to understand that when police are called, under Mississippi law, they must make an arrest. Police can do this with or without a warrant. If they have probable cause to believe that the accused has knowingly committed domestic violence within 24 hours of the arrest.


If it is your first offense, and you are convicted, you face up to $500 in fines and up to six months in jail. If you are convicted of a second domestic violence crime within five years of your first conviction, you are charged with a felony offense. A felony offence for domestic violence may include serving between 5 and 10 years in prison. When you need a professional domestic violence attorney to keep you out of jail, Boyce Holleman & Associates is here for you.


To schedule a consultation with one of our skilled domestic violence defense lawyers, contact us 24/7 by phone at 228-863-3142 or via our convenient online form. We have flexible office hours, readily available parking and are located near public transportation.


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