LEGAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL LAW

Know your rights and options!

You are charged with, or someone’s threatening to, charge you with a crime.  Right about now you have no idea what to do and you are scared.  Don’t do anything but seek qualified legal help.  When you contact us, we will not only provide you with the best available legal care, but help you think more objectively and calm your nerves in this trying time.

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, give us a call and save yourself the worry of trying to figure out what is going to happen.  We can help you with that DUI, domestic abuse, drug charge or simple assault.   You may have a federal charge pending, or a more serious felony like murder, manslaughter, rape, embezzlement, etc.   Call us and ensure that you are aware of your rights, options and our recommendations.  Never go it alone.  We can and will help, confidentially.

Tupelo Divorce Lawyer, custody, DUI, criminal,Insurance,

At the offices of Dulaney & Sumner, PLLC, we represent individuals and businesses in Tupelo, Mississippi and throughout northern Mississippi, including the cities of Corinth, Iuka, Booneville, Fulton, Amory, Aberdeen, Pontotoc, New Albany, Oxford, Holly Springs, Olive Branch, Hernando, Southaven, Columbus and Starkville; and in Lee County, Alcorn County, Tishomingo County, Prentiss County, Itawamba County, Monroe County, Pontotoc County, Union County, Lafayette County, Desoto County, Oktibbeha County and all other surrounding communities.

DIVORCE AND CUSTODY

Talk to us about your options.

If it were a good time in your life, you wouldn’t be reading this.  Your life is unraveling and you need help.  During this trying time, you need someone who understands both your emotional and legal needs.  Our firm understands those needs and how to protect your interests.  Let us do so, because you probably aren’t thinking very clearly at the moment, which is completely understandable.

You may have many questions and may not know exactly what type of representation you need, as there are many different aspects and areas of family law.  Most commonly, people need representation for a divorce or custody dispute.  However, you may need to file a paternity action or seek contempt for violation of previous orders.  Let us explain how we can help.

If you are thinking of getting a divorce, talk to us about your options.  We can inform you about both general and specific matters as pertains to family law, custody, and you.  You need to know your options and we will be happy to advise you.  More importantly, we will be happy to be not just your attorney, but your counselor.  Although we do this every day, we understand that you do not.

Unfortunately, we can’t bring a quick end to your troubles.  Even if you and your spouse agree to a divorce and its terms, Mississippi law requires that a divorce be on file for sixty days before it can be signed by a judge.  In other words, you have to wait two months even if you have things worked out.  For contested divorces, things may take quite a bit longer.  Fortunately, we can move quickly and temporarily relieve some of your troubles, but seeing a contested divorce through trial can take some time and considerable emotional expense.  We are here for you and will aggressively protect you and your interests.  We will make sure that you receive what is yours and that your children are protected.

Speaking of children, they are, and should be, your biggest concern in a divorce involving them.  Above all, our office prides itself on both its understanding of family law matters and the fact that we are a family-oriented office.  We all have children and they are the most important things in our lives.  We will make sure that you receive ALL the time you are due with them.  Don’t let your spouse tell you what you will or won’t get to do, let the professionals do that.  It’s why we’re here.

Some of you may be having problems with a previous spouse.  They may not be paying child support or working with you regarding child visitation.  Maybe they aren’t the right party to be the primary caregiver of your children anymore, or maybe they are doing things around your children that harm them.  Tell us what’s going on and we can help.  Luckily, we can get in front of a judge very quickly in these matters.  Whatever they are doing that harms the interests of your children, we can get it stopped.

We can also help you make the ex-spouse do what a previous order/judge dictated.  Unfortunately, people don’t always do and pay what they are supposed to, even if ordered by a judge.  Don’t worry though, we can change that.  Call us.  We are here to help.

DUI DEFENSE

Over 20 years of experience in the field.

If you have been charged with criminal drinking and driving, a skilled lawyer can help to minimize the impact that a DUI/DWI charge may have on your life.  An arrest for drunk driving or driving under another influence carries serious consequences, including possible jail, suspension and revocation of driver’s license, expensive fines, educational courses and more.

However, being charge with a DUI/DWI does not necessarily mean that you will be convicted and lose your license.  The state has the burden of proving the criminal charges and you are entitled to challenge the strength of the state’s case and to contest suspension of your license. Hiring a skilled DUI attorney will better enable you to defend your rights against a criminal duI charge and to minimize the impact that it has on your life.

Get in touch with us immediately to start fighting for you!  Early representation allows additional options to defend and/or navigate this trouble.  With over 20 years experience in this field, we are the attorneys you need.

INSURANCE

Don’t let an adjuster push you around.

Have a claim with an insurance company and they won’t pay what it’s worth?  Having represented numerous insurers in defense of similar claims and prosecuted for numerous individuals like you, we have the experience and knowledge you need to receive top dollar for your claim.  Don’t let an adjuster push you around.  You need an attorney who knows the ins and outs of the business and won’t settle for less money than you’re due.  Give us a call to discuss your options.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a car wreck, life insurance claim, home loss, whatever . . . we can help.

At the offices of Dulaney & Sumner, PLLC, we represent individuals and businesses in Tupelo, Mississippi and throughout northern Mississippi, including the cities of Corinth, Iuka, Booneville, Fulton, Amory, Aberdeen, Pontotoc, New Albany, Oxford, Holly Springs, Olive Branch, Hernando, Southaven, Columbus and Starkville; and in Lee County, Alcorn County, Tishomingo County, Prentiss County, Itawamba County, Monroe County, Pontotoc County, Union County, Lafayette County, Desoto County, Oktibbeha County and all other surrounding communities.