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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can cops in mississippi issue tickets but never file them without getting caught or without it being known they didn’t
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jul 27, 2022

It can most definitely happen; however, it turns into a question of whether they ever file it and, if so, when they file it. The best thing to do will be to periodically check back with the court to see if the ticket was filed. That being said, if you were given a copy of a ticket with a court... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Have sum bad cops n sum cases wrtten a ticket bc u pissed them off but nvr filed bc they kno their procdure was unlawful
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jul 27, 2022

It can most definitely happen; however, it turns into a question of whether they ever file it and, if so, when they file it. The best thing to do will be to periodically check back with the court to see if the ticket was filed. That being said, if you were given a copy of a ticket with a court... Read more »

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Q: Please answer!! If I got a traffic ticket the same time as an affidavit will it still show up on myfinepayment.com ?
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jul 27, 2022

Without knowing the ins and outs of how the website works, there is no way to know. Typically, on public information websites, the only thing that will show up are tickets and charges, and not necessarily affidavits.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: Is Charge 1-41-29-144 Controlled Substance: Fraudulent Transfer/Possession of prescription a federal offense?

The case was dismissed on April 21, 2022, via Pre-Trial Diversion. How do I get my record expunged

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jul 27, 2022

If the case was dismissed via pretrial diversion, then the best thing that you could do to have your record expunged is get with a lawyer, who can draft and submit the necessary paperwork to get the case expunged.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: I know this is a long shot or if anything will come of this besides my answer I'm looking for or if anything can be done

I live in a small town in Mississippi as where the police dept I believe don't just do their job in some aspects but go far above and beyond the area of rights and I feel the deliberate disregard for one's rights giving the date place. And whom they are stopping!!! It's as if... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jul 24, 2022

Without more information, it's very hard to answer your question. Generally speaking, officers and prosecutors have a lot of discretion when it comes to prosecuting or pursuing charges against a person. Even if charges are filed, they can decide to drop the case or drop only certain parts of it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: WHAT DOES INACTIVE SUPERVISION FROM PROBATION MEAN? THANK YOU
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jul 24, 2022

That should mean that even though the person is currently on probation, they do not have to check in with a probation officer on a regular basis.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: If over half ticket says n/a and multiple parts of the ticket are not correct can my charges be dismissed

Possession charge. Was pulled over and not given a reason as to why he was pulling me over , he never asked for my insurance or for my registration , never asked for the name of my passenger , searched me without giving a reason even when I asked , got the zip code and model of my car wrong , and... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jul 24, 2022

Potentially. Tickets, like all other charges, are supposed to have enough information to advise the person of what they are being charged with. Your best bet is going to be to get with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to discuss the facts and circumstances of the case, particularly the stop,... Read more »

Q: If the officer pulled me over without reason & violated multiple rules n conduction of stop , would he even file charges

Have there been certain circumstances where a ticket or affidavit isn’t filed because the officer knew he did multiple things wrong

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jul 24, 2022

It really depends on the circumstances. Lots of officers will still file charges regardless of their own conduct; however, if an officer has said that they are pressing charges, then the best thing to do would be to follow up with the local court periodically to see if they did.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: does this plea agreement mean I go to prison? 16 yrs in custody, 11 yrs suspended, 5 yrs supervised probation?

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 »

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jun 27, 2022

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Mississippi on
Q: Allegedly I sold 0.141 g meth then re-met to give 0.237 more to C.I Indicted 2 felon sale chrgs is this Double jeopardy?

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 »

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jun 26, 2022

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Mississippi on
Q: I put a peace bond on my ex boyfriend because boyfriend pushed me to file a peace bond on him.

We were sleeping together and my boyfriend found out. We have broken up and I want to remove the peace bond on my ex. How do I do that

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
answered on Jun 26, 2022

You will need to go back to the court that issued the peace bond and ask for it to be vacated.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: does two offers of 16 yrs in the custody,11 suspended, 5 on supervised probation to run concurrent indicate prison time?
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
answered on Jun 21, 2022

This question has been answered. The only difference between this question and the previous question is that when the sentences run concurrently, the run at the same time. In other words, instead of 10 years supervised release, it is actually 5. You need to talk to your attorney if you are having... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: Can I own a gun if my husband was innocent but plead guilty to a domestic violence charge with ex 25 years ago

We live in Mississippi. He was charged in Virginia

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jun 12, 2022

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: I need to know if a juvenile is charged with tampering with evidence (gun), could he/she be charge as an adult?

What justify that juvenile being charged as an adult

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jun 9, 2022

Typically, a charge like that would keep the juvenile in youth court, unless it is a crime that concerns a firearm or is an egregious violent crime.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Being under 18 was the court authorized to convict me as a 99-19-81 habitual offender
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jun 3, 2022

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Being held for questioning an it’s been more than 72 hours now changing me with burglary that I didn’t do

Just cause someone said they seen a guy with 2 boat motors a weed eater an chainsaw but the chainsaw and weed eater belong to my boss I was with my girlfriend all day an night

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on May 19, 2022

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Employment Discrimination for Mississippi on
Q: I NEED TO FILE EEOC RIGHT TO SUE LETTER BY JUNE17. HOW CAN I FIND SOMEONE?

EMPLOYER HAS 400 EMPLOYEES AND OWNER PARENT COMPANY HAS 10,000

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on May 19, 2022

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Constitutional Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can a person be sentenced as an Habitual Offender pur. Miss. Code Ann. Sec 99-19-83 without evidence at hearing

During the sentencing hearing the State failed to submit any competent evidence that defendant qualified under M.C.A. section 99-19-83

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on May 19, 2022

Usually, the state has to put forth evidence of the prior convictions in order for the 83 enhancement to apply; however, they can get around that if the defense stipulated to the prior convictions.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Constitutional Law for Mississippi on
Q: Does Mississippi law deprive the circuit court of jurisdiction when the multi-count indictment fails to charge a crime?

The multi-count indictment failed to charge an essential element of armed robbery. But through jury instructions the elements was submitted via constructive amendment.

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on May 19, 2022

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Constitutional Law for Mississippi on
Q: Is it possible under Mississippi Law for a single defendant to be convicted of conspiracy?

Three Defendant’s was charged with conspiracy to committ armed robbery and aggravated assault via multi-count indictment but only one defendant was convicted of conspiracy

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on May 19, 2022

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 »

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