I have two charges both resulting of two offers, (both the same) that I have mentioned above, to run consecutive on a sale charge in MS. I have no priors. I need to know if I have to go to prison or not because I have to ensure my children have adequate supervision as I don't have any family... Read more »
Under the plea offer as given, it would seem that you would serve some time in MDOC custody; however, how long you actually remain in custody (more specifically, the possibility of earned time) is going to depend on the nature of the charges. Some allow you to become eligible for release after...Read more »
I have been indicted on to sell charges both with enhanced penalty from being by a church. I am a first-time offender. Question here is does double jeopardy exist in my case? Also I'd like to know opinions on what to expect for sentencing in Mississippi. The plea offer in its entirety is 32... Read more »
You really need to talk to your lawyer further, and refrain from giving details about your case on an open platform like this. As to the double jeopardy, that only applies if you have been tried twice for the same crime or if your liberty is put at risk twice for the same offense.
Standing on my porch. The officers asked if they could come inside the house. I told them no, and pushed the screen door shut . I was then immediately grabbed by the officers and threw me down the steps and immediately grabbed my arms , hit me in the head . TAZED me I my lower back And because my... Read more »
From the looks of it, you may actually have a civil rights case against the law enforcement agency that conducted the arrest. Your best bet is going to be to contact an experienced lawyer to further discuss the details surrounding your arrest. Feel free to reach out to any lawyer on here by...Read more »
The court said I had to pay it. However, a reputable business did the tint and when I got it tested by another business, it is indeed legal all the way around the car. How can I provide this to court after I've already had court? It seems asinine (and more like theft) to force someone to pay a... Read more »
Generally speaking, probably not, considering that it would seem that you know that the person is underage. That being said, if the person is definitely old enough, then it sounds like it may be an issue that that particular person may need to clarify to have their age corrected on their ID to...Read more »
The short answer is yes, a person can be sued for defamation of character; however, the bigger question is going to be whether the plaintiff can show damages to justify a lawsuit and an award of damages.
I paid a down payment on some windows in November 2021. I canceled the order because the company kept changing the installment date. The owner claims to have mailed my refund but the check was returned to him and he cancel it. He text me a copy of another check that he wrote on May 23, 2022, and... Read more »
In this situation, the window provider is in breach of contract for failing to fulfil their terms of the agreement. Your best bet is going to be to either hire a lawyer in Mississippi or perhaps Arkansas to sue the provider for breach of contract.
From the looks of it, there is nothing prohibiting you from carrying or owning a firearm. The key question is going to be whether your husband has access to it, as well as the nature of his conviction. If it is a felony, then he cannot have any possession of any firearm unless he gets his record...Read more »
Unfortunately, if you were charged as an 81, then that likely means that you have at least two prior convictions. Long story short, even though you may be under 18, if you are in circuit court, then you will be treated as an adult unless the prior convictions should have been kept in youth court.
From the looks of it, you have an alibi defense that the state would have to overcome in order to gain a conviction. I would highly encourage you to reach out to an experienced criminal defense lawyer to see what can be done to help you out.
I would highly encourage you to reach out to an experienced lawyer to handle this. You can reach out to any attorney on this platform by clicking the contact information next to their name. Most lawyers, including those at my office, offer free consults to see what can be done to help you out.
That's a big one. If the indictment failed to charge an essential element, then that should mean that the indictment was fatally defective, and therefore subject to dismissal. If there is a substantive amendment, then that would mean that it would be required to go before a grand jury, rather...Read more »
Mississippi does recognize what is called a unilateral conspiracy; however, the prosecution has to be very particular about what they allege and how the facts lead to a conspiracy. Your best bet is going to be to get with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to discuss the facts of the case and...Read more »
That's pretty rough, especially since the trafficking charge carries a mandatory minimum. Your best bet is going to be to get with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to discuss the facts of the case and see what can be done.
It really depends on the facts of the case. Assuming that your fiance is a first time offender, then there is a greater likelihood of her getting her bond lowered to something more reasonable. I would be more concerned about why law enforcement is charging her when she did not have them in her...Read more »
Even though they are under 21, they could still be facing some jail time; however, it always depends on the circumstances, like the amount of weed, circumstances of the person having the weed, etc. Your best bet is going to be to get with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to talk about the...Read more »
Unfortunately, with the way that traffic tickets work in Mississippi, the fact that the law enforcement officer wrote down the wrong year does not automatically lead to a dismissal, as it is considered a simple error.
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