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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on

Q: I conspired to commit a burglary but didn't go through with it and my codefendant did. Am i liable for the same offense.

Or am i just accountable for the conspiracy?

Arthur Calderon answered on May 19, 2019

It really depends on the facts and circumstances. From the sound of it, you have a decent defense already lined up, now it's just a matter of presenting the defense to the jury. I would highly recommend getting in touch with a criminal defense lawyer to further discuss, and refrain from putting... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Mississippi on

Q: If someone catches a Domestic Aggravated Assault 97-3-7 (4) crime what do the (4) mean?

Arthur Calderon answered on May 8, 2019

That's a subsection of the relevant domestic violence statute.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Mississippi on

Q: How do I get emergency custody of my grandaughter in Gulfport me?

Arthur Calderon answered on May 8, 2019

You will need to petition the court for emergency custody, giving reference to the reason for said custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on

Q: I have an aggravated assault charge from 1997, how can I get it expunged

I was a teenager when I got this charge and was tried as an adult. I haven't been in trouble since

Arthur Calderon answered on May 7, 2019

Unfortunately, because it is considered a violent crime, it cannot be expunged; however, it looks as though you are eligible for a certificate of rehabilitation, which would restore some of your pre-conviction rights. I would encourage you to reach out to an attorney to discuss further.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Mississippi on

Q: Abusive ex has taken our 5 month old daughter from MS to LA which state do I need to file for custody in?

my daughter was born in Louisiana due to insurance but has Mississippi address listed on the Birth certificate and she has lived her entire life in Mississippi. Her father who took her is on the birth certificate.

Arthur Calderon answered on May 6, 2019

You can file for custody in Mississippi, since that is where residency was established; however, you may want to do it sooner rather than later, otherwise, residence may be established in LA.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Mississippi on

Q: I was hurt goin to location on the job site and treated unfairly. And terminated job abondment while on approved vacati

And terminated for job abondment while on approved vacation

Arthur Calderon answered on May 6, 2019

It sounds like you may need to speak with an attorney. If you were working at the time of your injury, then you may be entitled to worker's compensation. Plus, there are some rules that protect you while you are on leave.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on

Q: Mississippi child leaves home for college and has a job and receives financial aid do I still pay.

Custodial parent lives in Mississippi I live in California

Arthur Calderon answered on May 6, 2019

Yes, you still have to pay. The child support follows the child wherever he or she may be until the child reaches the age of majority.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Mississippi on

Q: Can I file for a no-fault divorce and ask for sole legal custody of my 2 children?

What are the advantages of a fault divorce?

Arthur Calderon answered on May 6, 2019

You can. As far as the advantages, if the other party does not agree to the ID divorce, then you can put on testimony to establish the fault based grounds.

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 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 Family Law for Mississippi on

Q: I didn't know of my son till he was 1, and now I have sole custody of him. How do I change his last name to mine.

I have the court ordered DNA results and custody papers.

Arthur Calderon answered on May 6, 2019

You will need to file a petition with the court to have the it recognize you as the legal father and therefore change the last name to yours.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on

Q: How long does the court have tip answer a petition for hearing

Arthur Calderon answered on May 6, 2019

Your question is not very clear. The Court does not necessarily have to answer a petition. That being said, if you are requesting a hearing, you may want to simply contact the court and schedule one.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on

Q: Someone hit me from the back an I just bought the car the same day didn't get the chance to put insurance on it

Arthur Calderon answered on May 6, 2019

You can sue the other's person to recover damages. I would highly encourage you to contact a personal injury attorney to discuss further. Most attorneys on here, including myself, are willing to provide a free consultation to see how we can help.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi on

Q: Is it true that now in Mississippi I can not evict a tenant for non payment of rent?

Arthur Calderon answered on Apr 13, 2019

It is very much true; however, the landlord has to go through a specific process in order for the eviction to be legal.

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 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 Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Mississippi on

Q: Per Divorce Decree other parent was to pay half of private school tuition and hasn't for 8 years. Can I do anything?

He didn't pay from 2006-2014

Arthur Calderon answered on Apr 13, 2019

Yes, you can initiate a contempt action against the other parent on behalf of the minor child.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Mississippi on

Q: When two people own land in Mississippi and one passes away who is entitled to that persons share in the land?

Arthur Calderon answered on Apr 13, 2019

It really depends on how the original deed was set up. On one hand, it could all go to the survivor; however, the deceased's share should pass to that person's heirs.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on

Q: My son was charged with burglary of a vehicle, he is 18 and never been in trouble. What punishment is he looking at?

Arthur Calderon answered on Apr 13, 2019

He's looking at a little bit of jail time; however, that being said, he has been charged with a non-violent crime, which helps him for sentencing purposes. I would highly encourage you to reach out to an attorneys sooner rather than later, as there may be a way to ensure that your son 1) doesn't do... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Mississippi on

Q: How do I repesent myself in identity theft charges?

Arthur Calderon answered on Mar 25, 2019

That's an incredibly tough question. While the basics of practicing criminal law are straightforward, every case is unique, and requires a plan of action specifically catered to that case, its facts, and the law. Your best bet is going to be to see about either have a public defender represent you,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Mississippi on

Q: The steps to file for divorce from different states

We live in separate states. Me Mississippi him Georgia. We have 2 kids. I don't want child support or anything just a divorce. We have been separated 7 years and have almost zero contact. I have no number or address for him. Im looking for the steps if I filed without a lawyer and the cost of a... Read more »

Arthur Calderon answered on Mar 25, 2019

Since he lives in Georgia, unless he contests it, it should be relatively straightforward and inexpensive. I would encourage you to reach out to an attorney to further discuss. Most attorneys on here, myself included, provide free consultations to see how we can help out.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Mississippi on

Q: Do I have rights to my children's records if I am a non custodial parent and custody papers state I am entitled to know?

records, is this allowed. ?

I am the non custodial parent, I went to my children's school today to request a copy of their records, attendance, report cards, enrollment form, etc. I provided ID. as well as my custody orders specifically showing where I was entitled to all records pertaining... Read more »

Arthur Calderon answered on Mar 25, 2019

It is sure. So long as it is allowed under the court order, and you have joint legal custody, you are entitled to all information concerning your children.

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