Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi

Q: If a person has been unlawfully kept in prison for over 20 years for accessory to car stealth what can we do.

The car wasnt stolen it was loan by the daughter of the owner.who was white and the Mayor. The guys were black and he did not want her in the relationship

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Kevin Stewart
Kevin Stewart
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Flowood, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: Definition of the crime of car theft is addressed in MS Code § 97-17-42. However, the penalties for car theft are based on the value of the car and are set forth in MS Code § 97-17-41. The maximum prison sentence is 20 years if the value of the car was $25,000 or more. Therefore, if he has been in prison for more than 20 years, there is an issue.

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