Metairie, LA asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi

Q: 97 - 35- 9 MS state statute Is there any jail or prison time

A 24 hour hold was placed on the individual and a $5000 bond posted. A court date is scheduled for Dec 11th. Would it be a fine or jail time?

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Marshall J Goff
Marshall J Goff
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Jackson, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: First, you should consult a criminal defense lawyer concerning this charge. As to your question about whether a conviction would result in a fine or jail time, the statute in question states, "the fine not to exceed one hundred dollars, and the imprisonment not to exceed six months in the county jail." This means the Court has the discretion to levy a maximum fine of $100 and/or a maximum term of imprisonment in the county jail for six months. I'd be happy to discuss this with you and I recommend you contact an attorney immediately to help you with this charge.

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