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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: If I was assaulted then later the person claims stalking and we have a hearing do I need a lawyer?
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Nov 7, 2022

It really depends on whether you think that you can adequately defend yourself against the charges that the other person put on you. Your best bet will likely be to have representation, since a lawyer can 1) defend you, and 2) be in a better position to question the other side.

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Q: Do you get time for tampering with evidence in Columbus Mississippi

She didn't know it was against the law

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Oct 30, 2022

You can potentially get prison time for tampering with evidence; however, it largely depends on the nature of the evidence and what type of case the evidence was tied to, as well as a person's previous criminal history (if any).

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi on
Q: We were awareded default judgement of $1,100, have received no payment, tenant was evicted. Can he be charged larceny?

Larceny of lease? The tenant did leave our property, but still no payment or promise of.

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
answered on Oct 12, 2022

What you are describing is a civil matter. You will have to collect on the judgment through the civil court through garnishment, seizure of assets, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: If someone is on papers and they get pulled over and have a firearm how does the feds pick it up before court date

This person was convicted felon and he got stopped for no seatbelt one day and had a firearm and went to jail and was able to bond out and had an upcoming court date but when he reported to his PO the US Marshals had indicted him and I don't understand how or why

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Oct 11, 2022

The federal system tends to work much faster than the state system. The other thing to remember is that the federal penalties tend to be much harsher than the state side, even for something as relatively small being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. The person's best bet is going... Read more »

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Q: Is it against the law to still power from another person home, without the home owner permission?

Person next door to our home. Plugged an extension cord from our outside plug. Then dragged the extension to their property and plugged in their camper trailer. All happened during the night. Once there was daylight, they unplugged the extension cord and dragged it back to their camper trailer.... Read more »

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
answered on Oct 10, 2022

Yes. This is illegal.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Are you ineligible for house arrest if u have ever been convicted of a crime previously

My public defender sd mdoc told him that was their new policy but I can't find a statute on it anywhere

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Oct 8, 2022

Not necessarily. Usually, house arrest is something that is ordered by the court under statute, and MDOC monitors the person while they are under house arrest.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: If you are charged with MALICIOUS MISCHIEF and PETIT LARCENY And live in another state can you get years in jail or pro
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Oct 2, 2022

It really depends on the circumstances, such as whether the person has any previous convictions, amount of property damage, etc. That being said, with the right circumstances, it may end up being a situation where the charge could be nonadjudicated or dismissed with participation in a special... Read more »

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Q: In Mississippi. how long does the state have to indict on felony Fleeing? I was arrested Dec 2020. 50k bond. No hearing
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Sep 25, 2022

Typically, once the State arrests someone, there is no set amount of time before they can present the case for indictment; however, the more time that goes by, the greater the likelihood of there being an argument that the case should be dismissed due to lack of a speedy trial, particularly if... Read more »

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Q: How long do they have to indict you in the state of Mississippi if you are still being held with no bond
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Sep 25, 2022

Typically, once the State arrests someone, there is no set amount of time before they can present the case for indictment; however, the more time that goes by, the greater the likelihood of there being an argument that the case should be dismissed due to lack of a speedy trial, particularly if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: If a building has been condemned for 20 years can yoube charged with burglary of a commercial building or is there some

Kinda like abando laws that could help me with this

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Sep 20, 2022

Generally, if the property is abandoned, it could still be considered burglary of a building if there was a breaking and entering with the intent to commit a crime within the building. That being said, depending on the circumstances, the charge could potentially be downgraded to a lower charge,... Read more »

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Q: Truck in my yard.Driver gets out choked and threw me on the ground,lies about why and arrested me.

Now I've been indicted and court is next month. There's two eye witnesses who stood by watching while this happened. The cop never identified himself as police.

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Sep 20, 2022

Since you've been indicted, the first thing that you need to do is get an experienced criminal defense lawyer, as simple assault on LEO cases are very tricky to navigate, and get more complicated as time goes by. There also needs to be an investigation as to excessive force, since that could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Mississippi on
Q: Not giving my i.d. is that disorderly conduct if I'm sitting in my car in a parking lot?

He came up pulled me out my car as he was telling me why he was there I had found my wallet when he grabbed me it ended up on the ground

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Sep 20, 2022

Typically, for it to be considered disorderly conduct, you have to be acting in such a way that it may disturb the peace of those around you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: How can you get bound over for criminal charges for something thats not even a law?

County DA even lied to GJ by telling them im a 2 time felon, which is completely not true. I have always been a citizen

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Sep 16, 2022

Sadly, this is something that happens quite often. The best way to handle something like this is to make sure that the lawyer reviews your entire history and the discovery and file a motion to dismiss or otherwise challenge the DA's representations to the grand jury.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Mississippi on
Q: If my indictment is not marked "filed", nor signed or dated by the clerk, can the judge still convict me?

Ashwell v. State, 226 So.3d 69 (Miss.2017) made it clear that if my indictment is not filed then the judge don't have jurisdiction nor the authority to accept my guilty plea because the court failed to charge me with a crime. Why did the Miss. Supreme Court deny my writ of certiorari after... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Sep 6, 2022

It really depends on the circumstances. Even though your indictment may not be marked as filed, the test to determine whether the court has jurisdiction is to see if there was ever an indictment legitimately filed in the circuit court.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Hi , I was wondering do the state of Mississippi issued warrant for your arrest for trespassing with out proof!!
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Aug 27, 2022

The short answer is yes, it does happen. It is incredibly easy for someone to go press charges on someone, even without concrete proof of a crime. The real question is whether there is anything to support a finding of guilt. If it is just one person's word against another's, then you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Mississippi on
Q: Is this a bribe?: "if you state that you do not object to offender getting probation I will offer $200,000 restitution".

Drunk driver hit my vehicle

-killed my 4 year old son from fractured neck

-my 6 year olds spine snapped, and had internal bleeding from 3 organs

-i broke my right shoulder & suffered bilateral artery damage in my neck so high risk for blood clots in my brain... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Aug 27, 2022

This is a tricky one, because it sounds as though it may come dangerously close to being one, not to mention there is a question as to whether the defendant's "offer" could be discharged via bankruptcy or some other means. That being said, I'd be curious to know whether there... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Mississippi on
Q: My husband was pulled over refused a search so they took him to jail so they could search its been way over yr

Just now indited

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Aug 14, 2022

Sounds to me like your husband is definitely going to need to speak with a lawyer about the facts and circumstances surrounding his charges, as well as the search.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: If I was given a very vague ticket for posses. with wrong info also , could i have the ticket dismissed ?

was pulled over by a cop who’s known to be dirty. he saw me at gas station, never says a word to me , but as soon as I pull out of parking lot pulls me over. Wasnt even maybe 5 yards from parking lot of store when he pulled me over. Never gave me a reason as to why , or asked me my name or my... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jul 27, 2022

It is highly unusual for them to not put the controlled substance; however, the information should be further explained in a supplemental report. Your best bet is going to be to get with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to talk about the ins and outs of the case. While the wrong information... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can a cop give u a ticket for possession but under explanation only put N/A , and not specify what he found or how much
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jul 27, 2022

It is highly unusual for them to not put the controlled substance; however, the information should be further explained in a supplemental report. Your best bet is going to be to get with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to talk about the ins and outs of the case. While the wrong information... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can a cop put information on his police report but only put N/A under explanation on my ticket ?

Was given a ticket for possession but on the ticket it only says possession of controlled sub (, schedule 1 OR schedule 2)? Under explanation the police officer only put N/A , and nowhere on the ticket does it say what substance he found exactly. Or even the amount that he allegedly found anywhere... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jul 27, 2022

It is highly unusual for them to not put the controlled substance; however, the information should be further explained in a supplemental report. Your best bet is going to be to get with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to talk about the ins and outs of the case. While the wrong information... Read more »

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