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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Mississippi on
Q: Can a witness write a statement an go to court an give t totally different statement
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jul 16, 2021

Yes, they can, and it happens quite a lot more often that people realize. Usually, whenever a witness does something like that, they are putting their credibility at risk.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Mississippi on
Q: A search warrant was served at my friend's home where I rent a room from them. Can they search my things in my room

I have a lock on the door I was asleep with the door shut. They came in I was naked they uncovered me twice knowing I had no weapons and no clothes on

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jul 5, 2021

Provided that the warrant was a valid warrant, then law enforcement would be able to search that room with very little exception. That being said, the warrant validity could be challenged, especially if they presented false or misleading information to secure the warrant.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Rights and Small Claims for Mississippi on
Q: I need to know if someone can take me to court over a car that is in my name that I was allowing to make the payments on

This family member had paid a year worth in advance of payments and still have two months remaining when I took the car back because she refused to get insurance in her name so it was in my name and we had a agreement a handshake agreement that no one wants to drive the vehicle besides her and I... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 19, 2021

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It's difficult to predict what could happen in this situation because it is a somewhat unconventional way to sell or transfer a car. There are some loose ends here in terms of ownership, insurance, and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Mississippi on
Q: It is unlawful to defend a relative from an illegal arrest?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 22, 2020

Typically not. If a person is being unlawfully arrested, then Mississippi law explains that there is a right to defend oneself and others from that unlawful arrest. The tricky part is establishing that the underlying arrest was done illegally (i.e., without probable cause, maliciously, etc.).

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Mississippi on
Q: I had a warrant from evading a state trooper, but it wasn't me. Only have witnesses

Basically I had a warrant because someone either driving my car, or with a car like mines was running from highway patrol.. so I have all these tickets, but I have witnesses that was with me the whole time. Between my tag being stole the day before, and dropping my car off at the body shop... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 16, 2020

I would still contact a lawyer. Most lawyers on here, myself included, offer free consultations to see how we can help out, and may be willing to work with you.

That being said, if you have the witnesses and documentation, that should be enough to establish reasonable doubt so that you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Mississippi on
Q: My ex girlfriend cheated on me with another guy now she's pregnant. All I have is pain and suffering.

What can I do? All I have is pain and suffering. She's dating a alcoholic and a pot head.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Mar 22, 2020

Unfortunately, there is nothing legally that you can do as far as seeking pain and suffering from either the ex girlfriend or the child's father. That being said, if the child turns out to be yours, then you would have parental rights that would attach.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Mississippi on
Q: I filed a excessive force lawsuit on mississippi department of corrections for the behalf of my son who was assaulted

The excesivevforce lawsuit was taken on by an attorney from Jackson MS he recently closed the case in the middle of the demand letter.without a good reason why is that he had higher and better cases to work on .i am still in as and dumbfounded I've already sent a letter to the Mississippi Bar... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Feb 29, 2020

You should definitely reach out to another lawyer about the case to discuss further. I'd be curious to know whether the other lawyer brought the case under the tort claims act or under a 1983 theory. Regardless, you need to reach out to a lawyer ASAP, as there are some very particular strict... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can a teacher physically restain a student, by forcefully grabbing the student's upper arm (causing bruising)?
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Sep 25, 2019

The not-straight-forward answer is that they shouldn't ever... BUT there are circumstances when a teacher or any other adult may be justified in physically restraining a student. A teacher is responsible for the welfare of all the student in their charge. If they used force to prevent an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Q: is it against the law for the plaintiff's attorney in youth Court to take hearsay & lies & put it in the legal document

& file it with the court?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 24, 2019

This is something you must consult with a Mississippi attorney about, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, if someone deliberately includes false information in court documents, knowing it to be false and knowing the court will rely on it, that could be a form of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Legal Malpractice and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Q: Is the plaintiff's attorney allowed to put hearsay & lies in a document and file it with the courts?

If it's against the law what can I do about it?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 9, 2019

Are you serious?

Are you really asking if sn attorney can legally lie to the court?

If you believe thst is authorized, why would you consider believing anything a lawyer would write on here ?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Mississippi on
Q: We live in Mississippi. My 13y.o. son and his 15yo friend broke in a lady's house messed the walls up and stole stuff an

The lady is on vacation. She is pressing charges when she gits back. What will happen to my son. Will they put him in jail. If so how long?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jul 4, 2019

Time to lawyer up BEFORE he gets arrested and gets a record which could ruin the rest of his life

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for Mississippi on
Q: It has been two weeks since I was able to talk to my wife in jail. She has no bond and is on suicide watch in Lee county

She just needs to hear my voice and speak with me. It will help her so much and she'll be better. They will not let me contact her anyway. What options do I have to speak with her? I am desperate

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 6, 2019

Your only option, aside from visiting her during a set visitation day, would be to contact the jail about putting money on her books so that she can use the phone.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Mississippi on
Q: If u have 2 chargers of 97-3-7(3) (1)??? and u no u didnt do it.wat should i do in court? i no not guilty??? Right
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Apr 13, 2019

You should 1) plead not guilty, and 2) talk with a lawyer so that they can get some additional facts about your case and see how they can help.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Rights and Wrongful Death for Mississippi on
Q: In Mississippi what reason would police not have to test a person who hit a pedestrian who died as result of injuries?

The dead was tested but not driver it was determined by a field sobriety test they were good to go? But another person did same and both were tested

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 6, 2019

No great reason unless the person had no sign of alcohol and claimed no use--they need probable cause, and if the person wasn't dead on the scene the fact there is a hit isn't enough.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Civil Rights for Mississippi on
Q: What are my options agianst a teacher for bullying my child an nothing being done about it

My school district has a huge problem with bullies (students an teachers). Nothing is ever done about it. Most recently a teacher made my son (10 years old) stand up an she told the class that he had a mental disorder an a bad anger issue. My son being upset sit back down an was crying. This is out... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Feb 17, 2019

This is horrible! Feel free to reach out to any attorney on here by clicking the contact information next to their name. That being said, because you are talking about a school, there are some very strict rules that you need to following order to preserve any claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Small Claims for Mississippi on
Q: I have a civil action taken against me from 7 years ago. I received a renewal of notice of judgement

And any information obtained still will be used for that purpose

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Dec 19, 2018

That means that the judgment was renewed, and will continue to be enforced until you satisfy the judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Family Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can a Chancery Judge be sued? If so, under what circumstances (i.e. what actions by the judge COULD warrant a suit)?

(Please change to Mississippi Chancery..Sorry. The mix-up is a long story.)

Thank you.

Mr. James Parrish Coleman
Mr. James Parrish Coleman answered on Aug 10, 2018

You need to ask a Mississippi Attorney. There are no chancery courts in Alabama

Q: I am in extreme hardship. I am a victim of administrative crime against me and my family. For 13 yrs now im disabled

Willful neglect to uphold law. Denied equal protection. Refused due process. Harressed.caused heart attack ptsd poverty falsely incarcerated. I have evidence fed. Law says i can be compenstated

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Aug 2, 2018

Your best bet would be to consult with an attorney so that you can go over the details of your case, and assess whether you have a valid claim that could entitle you to compensation.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Mississippi on
Q: I received judgment by default why hasn't the judge charged defendant with contempt of court?

Applied to judgment roll.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jul 31, 2018

why haven't you moved for it?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Mississippi on
Q: Does a county Board of Supervisors(Lamar County, MS) have the right to tell a property owner to clean up their property

If the property has debris, trash, nonrunning equipment and parts, old campers, broken vehicles, etc., can the Supervisors order the clean up of the property of place a fine or tax on the property owner. The property is outside city limits by about 3 miles.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jul 18, 2018

Yes. The County Board of Supervisors may follow the statute to mandate that the property be cleaned at the owner's expense, and if the property is not cleaned, then the County can go in and clean the property and bill the owner.

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