Holly Springs, MS asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Mississippi

Q: What is the minimum charge for Mississippi (97-9-72(B))?

Officer randomly got behind me and cut on lights. After trying to figure out his intentions knowing I did nothing wrong I got scared and took off but once reality began to sink in I pulled over and stopped. He got me out of the car but never said why he was trying to stop me. No body was hurt and no damage was done. I bonded out and on my court date the judge said it's being bound to Grand jury. What am I facing here?

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Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: It really depends. Since you said grand jury, that would mean that they are treating this as a felony, which means that they are alleging that you drove in a dangerous manner. If that is the case, you are looking at a max of 5 years in MDOC custody and a $5k fine. That being said, I'd be curious to see video footage of your driving, which a lawyer would be able to get through discovery.

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