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Criminal Defense & Family Law Attorneys in Carthage, Mississippi

If your family is navigating a legal challenge or you've been accused of a crime, put your trust in a local law firm with deep roots. At Smith & Smith, our father-son legal team has been serving the people of Carthage, Mississippi, for decades. We are prepared to fight for your rights in the face of a felony or misdemeanor charge, or advocate for your best interests through family law matters like divorce and child custody. Schedule a free consultation with us today if you are located in Philadelphia, Forest, or Decatur.

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Attorney James E. Smith, III

James E. Smith, III

Criminal Defense & Family Law Attorney

Equipped with decades of knowledge passed down from generation to generation, a true passion for helping others, and a dynamic approach, James E. Smith, III joined the family law firm in 2004. His tenacious spirit and advantageous network of police officers, prosecutors, and judges give him a leg up in criminal proceedings, while his commitment to upholding the high standard of compassionate counsel created by the attorneys who came before him sets him apart in family law matters.

Attorney James E. Smith, Jr.

James E. Smith, Jr.

Family Law Attorney

Smith & Smith was founded by Attorney James E. Smith I in 1947. Determined to follow in his father's footsteps and continue his legacy, James E. Smith, Jr. joined the firm in 1976. His understanding of, and appreciation for, the value of family coupled with his extensive experience in the industry makes him an exceptional legal partner for those navigating divorce proceedings, child custody matters, or other legal difficulties involving the people who matter most. Reach out today for guidance in Carthage, Philadelphia, or Decatur.


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Pursue the Fresh Start You Deserve

Change can be overwhelming, but it may also be necessary for you to build the life you envisioned. At Smith & Smith, our goal is to help you embrace the changes to your family structure if you're filing for divorce or navigating any related legal issues. Start this new chapter with confidence—contact us today.

Advocate for Your Child's Best Interests

Creating a child custody agreement requires that you put your child's best interests above all else. Allow us to guide you through this difficult process and provide the representation you need to seek the parenting time you deserve. Together, we can work toward a solution in an efficient and effective manner.

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Defending the Accused in Carthage & Beyond

Your future is worth fighting for. No matter the crimes you've been accused of, we believe that you deserve the chance to put your mistakes behind you and move forward. At Smith & Smith, we are prepared to advocate for that chance for you. From high-stakes felonies to minor misdemeanors, our team of attorneys has the in-depth knowledge, extensive experience, and strategic skills to represent you in your criminal case.

The process of proving your innocence is a difficult path to take, but not one you'll have to walk alone. We'll be here to provide clarity, seek answers, and offer a listening ear along the way, so don't hesitate to reach out as questions or concerns arise. Our ultimate goal is to serve your needs however we can.

One of the most severely punished crimes in the state of Mississippi, a DUI can result in life-altering consequences. Whether it is your first or fourth offense, you may be facing hefty fines, jail time, and license revocation. Our attorneys are prepared to fight for your rights against charges of driving under the influence, as well as a variety of other crimes, including drug offenses, domestic violence, traffic violations, burglary, assault, murder, and more.

From our office in Carthage, Mississippi, we proudly represent the accused in the counties of Neshoba, Scott, Newton, and Leake. Schedule a free consultation with us today to discuss your case. Together, we can strive to protect your future and preserve your freedom.