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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Mississippi on
Q: I've got hackers in my account just messing up my name and my identity

They taking over all my phone plotting stuff up on me

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can you work for a law enforcement agency as a jailer full time and part time deputy part time.

And uncertified fire investigator all on the same clock time.

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Q: My ex husband is in prison for 97-3-53 kidnapping a minor does he have to register as a sex offender if his

Sentencing order does not say he haves to

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Mississippi on
Q: I lived with someone for 10 years. He cones me out of a lot of money , 14000. And he told another person that

He took all my valuables, i supported him for the most of it. He left and still took stuff. What can I do

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: if a person is convicted of 2 nd degree murder , cannhis case be overturn?

My boyfriend drove a car back in 2018, while two other men shot and killed another person, however he is sentenced to 25.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: It’s been over one year since I was indicted on my charge for cocaine and meth. Can they still invite me? If so, why?
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answered on May 5, 2024

Likely they can, because they have already indicted you or charged you, with tolls the statute of limitations in criminal cases. Your best bet is going to be to get with an experienced criminal defense attorney so that they can go over the facts of your case.

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Q: Is it possible to get charged dropped against my husband for aggravated assault? The cops pressed them .I was drunk when

I call them n made the allegations.

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answered on May 5, 2024

It's possible, but it is going to depend on a few things, like whether your husband has already had a preliminary hearing. Your best bet is going to be to talk with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can discuss the facts of the case and get a better idea of the case's current status.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Mississippi on
Q: If a driver gives law enforcement false information in a roadblock do they have consent to search the passengers persona

Me and my fiance went through a roadblock we were passengers in the vehicle the driver gives law enforcement box information they pull him out of the vehicle cuff him then they ask for me and my fiance to step out they begin to search us without consent and then start searching our belongings my... View More

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answered on Apr 4, 2024

Based on the details you provided, there are a few key legal issues at play:

1. Probable Cause: If the driver provided false information to law enforcement at the roadblock, this could potentially give the officers probable cause to believe that criminal activity may be occurring, which...
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Q: How much property damage is considered a felony in the state of Mississippi
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answered on Feb 26, 2024

In Mississippi, the threshold for property damage to be considered a felony is relatively clear-cut under the law. When the cost of the damage to property exceeds $1,000, the offense can escalate from a misdemeanor to a felony. This distinction is crucial because felonies carry more severe... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Mississippi on
Q: Statute of limitations for aggravated assault by an authority figure

In 2016 I was in Corinth Mississippi walking to the store at approximately 7 in the morning. As I was walking a police car with his lights on pulled up in the turning lane and instructed me to come out to his vehicle. When I approached the car the officer got out of the car and asked me for my ID I... View More

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answered on Jan 21, 2024

Hi! Happy Sunday. Based on the facts provided, it seems the incident in question occurred in 2016 in Corinth, Mississippi.

The statute of limitations for aggravated assault in Mississippi is 2 years (Miss. Code Ann. § 99-1-5). However, the statute of limitations may be longer or not apply...
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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Criminal Law, Elder Law and Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: Louisiana-my dad purchased our family home with money he collected from a lawsuit injury over 25 yrs ago. Then married.

The title of the house and property is exchanged several times between him and his sister and eventually his ex-wife(25 yrs younger) is add. They've been divorced for 8 to 10 years now and she's suing him for community property. His attorney said it was a mortgage on the house that she... View More

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answered on Jan 13, 2024

In Louisiana, the "dirty hands doctrine" is not a recognized legal doctrine that would automatically prevent someone from claiming community property in a divorce case. Community property laws in Louisiana can be complex, and the outcome of your dad's case would depend on various... View More

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Q: I would like to know how to file motion of dismissal after I've not been indicted in 2 years on C/S charge in 9/21

I understand there's no set time for indictment but can I argue the due process to a speedy trial argument and file for a motion to dismiss being it's taking 2 years and still no indictment. The c/s was not in my possession it was in the car I was driving so constructive possession is... View More

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answered on Jan 9, 2024

The process of filing a motion to dismiss is relatively simple. What you will need to do, assuming you do this pro se, is just file the motion in the court where the matter is pending, and refer to the various Barker factors (time since arrest, whether the right to speedy trial was invoked, the... View More

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Q: What is the length of jail time for stealing a dirtbike in Mississippi
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answered on Jan 9, 2024

This is a little bit of a tricky question. In Mississippi, the length of jail time really depends on the value of the dirt bike. Depending on the circumstances, it could also be worked out to where a person may not have to serve any sort of jail time, and instead the person can participate in a... View More

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Q: A investigator has called my wife to come in for questioning. Does she have to go down there?

My wife and the investigator have past runnings and she is scared to go down there without advice from my lawyer.

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answered on Dec 29, 2023

If an investigator has contacted your wife for questioning, she is not obligated to go in for questioning without proper legal advice. It is within her rights to consult with an attorney before deciding whether to comply with the investigator's request. Seeking legal counsel is a prudent step,... View More

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Q: What are the newest gun laws for possesion of a firearm by a convicted felon
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answered on Dec 30, 2023

The general gist is that no convicted felon can possess a firearm under any circumstances. That being said, there is case law that does allow for an emergency exception, but that exception is very rare and requires a very particular set of facts in order to be validly used.

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes and Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: I got stopped and had 4 grams of meth on me and a pipe what should I do before court
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answered on Dec 30, 2023

First and foremost, the first thing you need to do is get a lawyer. Having the pipe is the lesser crime of the two, since prosecutors typically go after the controlled substance charge more than anything. That being said, there are some ways to minimize any potential jail time that you may end up... View More

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Q: Is it considered ineffective counsel for a lawyer willfully withdrawing a motion to suppress my statement & not investig

Not interviewing any witnesses. The motions were filed but there's no ruling from the judge on my docket sheet.

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answered on Dec 25, 2023

The decision to withdraw a motion to suppress a statement and not interview witnesses may or may not necessarily be considered ineffective counsel on its own. It depends on the specific circumstances of your case. Attorneys often make strategic decisions during the course of a legal proceeding, and... View More

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Q: I was attacked, unprovoked with a golf club at a friend's residence, by a mutual friend, what can I do
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answered on Dec 30, 2023

If you were assaulted, then you have a right to go press charges against the person at a local municipal or justice court. There is also the possibility of civil liability, if the attack ended in injuries that required you to see medical treatment.

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Q: Can I get case dismissed if I haven't been indicated in 7 months
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answered on Dec 13, 2023

Possibly; however, usually the magic number is nine months before the delay is considered presumptively prejudicial. Your best bet is going to be to get with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to talk about the facts and circumstances of your case, or at the very least to get some additional... View More

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