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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation, Federal Crimes and Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi on
Q: My car was damaged at my apartment complex while parked and as a result of a comission of a crime

Could the Apartment Owners be liable for damages to my car. The Apt. Manager was informed several times in the past year of a person who was banned from Apts had been selling drugs

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 15, 2021

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could be fact-specific in terms of security measures. There is no universal "yes" or "no" answer. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Mississippi on
Q: If my son's mother signed documents to take me off of child support can she file for child support again? ( Mississippi)

In 2017 my son's mother signed documents to take me off of child support. However they never stopped taking CS out of my check. Now the state of MS is coming after me for more money.

Do I have any legal recourse here? I'm being told that even though she signed those documents... Read more »

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Oct 14, 2021

Yes. She can refile for child support at any time prior to the child emancipating.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: One of the lights on my rear light assembly cracked open and the bulb is exposed. Can a cop pull me over for that?

I accidentally backed into a mailbox one day. Luckily the mailbox wasn't damaged, but the rear blinker light on the passenger side of the vehicle cracked open and the bulb was shattered. Even if I put a new bulb in, the bulb itself will be exposed and visible. If a police officer sees this,... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 13, 2021

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Probably, because in many places, that could prevent passing safety inspection. For more precise state-specific standards, a local attorney would know DMV safety checklist best. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: How do I get my gun rights back being convicted of two non violent felonies in MS?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Oct 13, 2021

Depending on your sentencing order, you may be eligible for either an expungement of your record (even with two felonies) or a certificate of rehabilitation. I would highly encourage you to reach out to an experienced criminal defense lawyer to talk about your convictions, and they can walk you... Read more »

Q: Will I need to report to jury duty in Mississippi if I am stationed out of state as an active duty soldier?

I am an Active duty soldier who is stationed at Fort Drum, NY. I was informed by family I have a notice to show up to court on Oct 18th for jury duty but I am in NY at the moment. Am I exempt, or is there a way I can be exempt?

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Oct 13, 2021

You should be exempt from jury service; however, you will need to make sure that you contact the court and provide them with paperwork reflecting that you are on active duty.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Mississippi on
Q: From what I know theres no sexual assault in MS. How could a grown man be charged for slapping a 16 yr old girls butt?

I am a third party without all the information but from what I know this incident occurred at a Waffle House while both individuals were at work.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Oct 13, 2021

There is no sexual assault in the way that you may think; however, there are other laws that would be applicable, such as simple assault.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: If a cop pulls me over and lets me go on a no driver license ticket can they pull me over again for the same thing
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Oct 11, 2021

Yes, they can. The best thing for you to do is get a driver’s license.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can Ms cps stop parents from getting medical updates from hospital on baby? I have been cooperating and very involved

My baby is in NICU. MSCps took custody this week. I have called hospital every single day since she was born to check on her. They have restricted the hospital on giving me, her mother, any info. I have done andor currently everything they have asked. They said bc they havent heard my voice in... Read more »

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Oct 10, 2021

Yes, you have the right, as her mother, to receive medical information of your child, unless you were using that information in an inappropriate manner. If CPS continues to interfere with this right, you may have to contact the social worker’s supervision or go to court and ask that any such... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: Can i ask for child support modification when i retire from govt job of 30 years in MS as my income will be lower?

Will this retirement be considered voluntary if it's for the 30 years which is the benchmark retirement year? I will be 55 years old at that time. I'm also in bad health with multiple issues with my spine and knee and severe anxiety.

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Oct 8, 2021

Yes, you can ask for a reduction of child support at retirement; however, it will not be rubber stamped. The court will look at several factors while making a decision to grant or deny your request, e.g. your age, your health, the reason for the retirement, your ability pay, whether you can/will... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: Do you have to use your turn signal to change lanes in Mississippi?
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Oct 5, 2021

Yes. You are subject to be ticketed If you fail to do so.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Mississippi on
Q: I used two of these shampoos back last year and I’ve had a significant amount of hair lose and damage. Do I have a case
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 4, 2021

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could look online if there are law firms handling cases for the products you used. Firms that handle product liability cases often list the products they handle. Most firms that handle these types of cases... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Mississippi on
Q: Yes I need help with personal loans bankruptcy what kind of lawyer do I need
Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Oct 4, 2021

Most bankruptcy lawyers provide a free consultation. I would start there.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Mississippi on
Q: My son was walking on highway and was ran over and killed should a alcohol and chemical test not should have been done
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 30, 2021

Ideally, it should have been done. That being said, I would encourage you to consider reaching out to lawyer experienced with criminal law and personal injury, as cases like this tend to have components of both areas.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: Can a off duty cop give you a speeding ticket while he is in his personal vehicle in Mississippi?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 29, 2021

Unfortunately, the answer is yes; however, I would be curious to see how exactly the officer can say that you were speeding, since they were in their own vehicle and presumably would not have a radar to detect how fast you were going (aside from being behind you and measuring your MPH based on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi on
Q: Regardless of failure to pay rent, or breach of contract, is it illegal for a landlord to evict in 15 days?

We have not paid September's rent yet and the landlord wants to sell the house. He has cited § 89-7-27 and give us 15 days to leave, but never sent a 3-day notice to pay rent. Does he have to give us adequate time to leave?

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 29, 2021

Not necessarily. I would say that on the front end, you should look at the language of the lease agreement to see what sort of notice is required.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Mississippi on
Q: what can I legally do to stop a x from harassing me my family my friends and everyone else that I am related to

what can I legally do to stop a x from harassing me my family my friends and everyone else that I am related to. they have been harassing for close to 3 months I have asked them to stop repeatedly and took screenshots my family has asked them to stop repeatedly and they keep making you profiles to... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 29, 2021

On the front end, your best bet is going to be to contact local law enforcement to fill out a police report. If the problem persists, then there is a possibility of a civil lawsuit against the person.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: How can I pursue this charge on a person in Louisiana?
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Sep 27, 2021

If it is a criminal charge, you have the file it in the county in which the crime took place. A warrant can be issued for the defendant, and he/she can be extradited from Louisiana (depending on how severe the charge) and/or if the person returns to Mississippi, he/she can be picked up while in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Mississippi on
Q: Can a person who voluntarily terminated their parental rights be allowed to visit and/or interact with the children?

What are the rights of the other parent in these instances?

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Sep 24, 2021

Whether or not the terminated person is allowed to visit with the child is totally up to the discretion of the parents. The terminated person has no legal standing to demand contact with the child.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Litigation for Mississippi on
Q: My son has someone else’s car parked on my property and I want it removed. Am I within my right to have it towed?
Hiten H Patel
Hiten H Patel answered on Sep 23, 2021

Yes. If you did not give permission to the owner to allow them to park the vehicle on property that you own.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Mississippi on
Q: Wrong contract termination, due to the complaint about the supervisor.

Wrong employment termination and Discrimination.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 23, 2021

You most definitely need to talk with a lawyer about this, as cases like this hinge entirely on the specific facts and circumstances of the termination.

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