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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 and Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: My fiancé has 3 counts of receiving stolen firearms but she wasn't caught with any weapons and they didn't find any gun

Is there a way we can get her bond reduced or any other way to get her out. She is willing to do whatever it takes to get home to me and the kids

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on May 13, 2022

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: I was charged with DV disturbing the peace. Can I still buy guns

Am I allowed to have guns in other states? Theres so many different ways to look at it

Richard W. Noel
Richard W. Noel
answered on Mar 2, 2022

Generally under federal guidelines, anyone with a Domestic Violence charge on their record won't pass a federal background check to purchase firearms.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: Pulled over in MS and had 30 grams of Marijuana, 0.1 grams (one tenth) of methamphetamine, and about 15 x pills on them.

The person they were riding with had their gun in the car so the charges were enhanced? First time offender so what's the worst case scenario? What kind of time are they looking at?

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jan 2, 2022

They are looking at some considerable time, given the number of dosage units involved. That being said, even with a firearm enhancement, there is still a possibility of having it resolved with minimal or no jail time; however, it all depends on the circumstances. I would highly recommend reaching... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: How much time is he looking at if it was a year later after he got caught

My husband and one of his friends got caught spotlighting and a gun was in the truck. They took the gun gave it back to his dad. He went to court, paid his fine and that was it, a year later the feds got him for it. He had already went to court over it .what's going to happen

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Dec 21, 2021

There really is no telling, without knowing the exact charges on the federal side. Even though he may have paid a fine in state court, if there is a violation of federal law, then the relevant federal agency can also pursue it.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: Who has to sign off on a felony affidavit in MS? Can the same person sign off on a felony affidavit that signed for it?

One person signed off for the affidavit and signed off on it too.

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Nov 11, 2021

In Mississippi, typically the officer or person bringing the charges signs the affidavit, and then the affidavit is sworn to and then signed by the court clerk or a deputy court clerk.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: Does a justice court clerk or a deputy clerk have to sign off on a felony affidavit?
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Nov 11, 2021

In Mississippi, typically, a felony affidavit is signed by the charging officer or complaining witness/victim, then it is sworn to in front of the justice court clerk or a deputy clerk.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: Does a time have to be on a felony search warrant in ms

The rule book says there much be a time on a warrant.

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Nov 11, 2021

It depends on which portion of the search warrant that you are referring to, as well as the issuing court. If it is in federal court, usually the time frame in which the warrant can be executed is included. If it is in state, it is best practice for the issuing officer to include the date AND time... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: How do you subpoena someone and evidence?
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Nov 11, 2021

What you will have to do is draft a subpoena and present it to the court clerk for her to have it issued, then at that point you will have to have someone (not you if you are a party) serve it on the person.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: Who can sign a felony affidavit in MS

Can the same person that signed a felony affidavit be who also signs off on the affidavit too?

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Nov 7, 2021

In Mississippi, there are really only two people that can file a criminal affidavit: the first is the alleged victim of whatever crime is alleged; the second is an investigator or law enforcement officer. Usually, depending on the nature of the crime, it is an investigator who files a felony... Read more »

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 Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: Sell, delivery, transfer of stolen firearm is what I was charged with gun had no firing pin will this help my case
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on May 30, 2021

Likely not. Even if it does not have a firing pin, usually it is still treated as a gun transaction. Your best bet it going to be to get with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to see what the facts of your case are and see what can be done to help you out.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Criminal Law and Divorce for Mississippi on
Q: I have a friend and he is in jail for a 10000 felony theft of property n a attempt of Court charge how long do you think

Phil Phillips in Mississippi Hernando Jail

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on May 30, 2021

It really depends on where he is at in the process. If he has not been indicted and was not already out on a felony bond, then he should be eligible for bond now. It is in your friend's best interest that he contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer so that he can talk about the facts of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: I’m being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and 2 counts of shooting at a motor vehicle no one hurt?

I have no prior charges or criminal records what are my possibilities?

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Mar 29, 2021

With aggravated assault, that is considered a violent crime. From the looks of it, the DA is going to try to add firearm enhancements to the charge, which could lead to serious jail time. The biggest problem, though, is that even though this would be your first felony, if you are convicted and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: My fiance was charged with a sexual offense, later the girl admitted she lied, can the case against him be appealed?
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Feb 10, 2021

It can potentially be overturned; however, your fiance will need to make sure that he follows a very particular procedure to present the information before the sentencing court in the hopes of having the sentence overturned. It would be in your fiance's best interest to see about talking with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: Can I go to jail if someone is stabbed in self-defense.

HE threatens to do harm to me and my family rushes at me to get to my sister I pull out a knife bring it too face level he sees it and still rushes at me he swings I dip low he impale himself on the knife I push him away raise it back up he sees it again he backs away starts fussing and we take him... Read more »

Joseph Abrams
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Joseph Abrams
answered on Jan 13, 2021

Self-defense, if established, is an affirmative defense and you would not be guilty of a crime. However, whether or not there was self-defense is fact specific. Based on the facts described in your question, there seems to be an opportunity to try to establish self-defense; however, ultimately, it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: If you have a clean record can you go to jail for possession of firearm
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Nov 5, 2020

No. If you do not have a felony conviction, then you cannot be arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Mississippi on
Q: If you have a clean record can you go to jail for possession of firearm
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Nov 5, 2020

No. If you do not have a felony conviction, then you cannot be arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: Hello

If you got proof about a person stealing and proved it thru. The corporate office .and they acted on it into firing .an employee. And put pictures on Facebook just cause she .said things about this person .

Kevin Stewart
Kevin Stewart
answered on Jun 16, 2020

Based upon the information you provided, I am unsure of the question you are asking. Please be more specific when you resubmit.

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