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Q: is burglary of a dwelling a violent crime in Mississippi

Ed Williams answered on Apr 11, 2018


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Q: If my friend was drunk and entered the wrong house and fell asleep in his neighbor that breaking and entering

All the house looked the same he was up 24 and he was drunk

Ed Williams answered on Apr 3, 2018

The answer to this question is extremely fact intensive because it depends on the person's mens rea, or "state of mind." If the person was charged with burglary, the state must prove that the person broke in and intended to commit a felony therein. In this case, it sounds unlikely the person... Read more »

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Q: If you have just a murder charge and the order say a life sentence with the department of corrections how long u stay

How long to you serve time locked up

Ed Williams answered on Apr 3, 2018

According to the Mississippi Legislature, "life" means exactly that..."life." As Arthur pointed out, it's a tricky question based on some recent developments, however, the sentencing judge must sentence a person within the boundaries of the statute, in this case, for life. No room for... Read more »

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