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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: if pulled over and drugs found does the cop need to issue a traffic ticket to justify pc
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 16, 2020

Not necessarily. The only thing that the officer would need to establish would be that he had a reason to suspect that you violated a traffic law. That being said, the search of your vehicle could be challenged, because there is a particular process that the officer would need to follow in order to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: I bonded a friend out and paid $1000 cash. Turns out they made a mistake and he had a hold. Can I get my $ back

I bonded a friend out of jail and paid the bonds person $1000. Not even 12 hours later they picked him back up and said he wasnt ever supposed to be bonded out because he had a hold with the department of corrections. Can I get my $1000 back? Who regulates bond companies?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Mar 11, 2020

Unless you can convince the bond guy to return your money you are out of luck. Why? Because they will say that they did their job--kept your friend out of stir--and are entitled to keep the bond you paid. Lesson learned: Don't bond out any more friends.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: I am trying to break my lease but they do not have any regulations for me breaking my lease in the lease agreement?

They want me to pay the remaining balance but that doesn’t seem correct.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 11, 2020

You posted in Contracts, and you are correct. A lease is a contract. But if you reposted under Landlord-Tenant, you might have a better chance of a Mississippi L-T attorney seeing your question. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: What code provisions govern school-teacher employment contracts?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 4, 2019

Contracts was a good selection for your question, but it remains open for three weeks. Because such a contract involves employment, it's something that an employment law attorney would know best. You could repost and add Employment Law as a category. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Estate Planning for Mississippi on
Q: Can I legally have a power of attorney changed?

My fiancee is incarcerated,and will be for 2 more years.he signed a power of attorney,and it was notorized but not filed at the court.can he change his power of attorney to another person?if so,how?

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Aug 27, 2019

There is no requirement to "file" a power of attorney with the "court". A competent adult can always change their power of attorney by creating a new power of attorney that revokes all prior powers of attorney. Notice of revocation should be given to the agents who are being... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Contracts, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Hello, I am considering pursuit of any money delagated to lamar county residents for compensation of the salmon and re

Ated projects. The cancer rate, effects on soil, water, animals, and children.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 23, 2019

As a starting point, you could contact an environmental attorney or toxic tort attorney in Mississippi and ask if they would give you a free initial consultation. Keep in mind that these types of cases could require considerable budgets. They can involve costly soil and water sampling and analysis... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Collections for Mississippi on
Q: I tried to call Aaron’s to get their furniture but they haven’t showed up for 5 months can they sue me for this??

I called them to pick it up because i could not afford the payment anymore but they have not showed up for 5 months

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 12, 2019

Yes. Why? Because--unless the "rent to buy" contract you signed allows you to cancel the contract at anytime--and also requires Aaron's to come pick it up ate your convenience you are stuck with the furniture--and stuck with the contract too. Enjoy.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: I live in Oxford Mississippi my husband bought me a car for anniversary gift 2015, in 2017 he pasted away.

I did not know my name was not on the title until after my husband passed now I'm having problems getting the title in my name what can I do about it

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 25, 2019

You need to contact a probate lawyer to help you solve this problem

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: Would I have to get my own lawyer for an appeal if getting sued by a car dealership?

A car dealership took my sister to court and they won. If she wants to appeal, would she have to get her own lawyer?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 16, 2019

Tell your sister to call an appellate lawyer in Mississippi and ask them this important question.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: What happens if the judge ordered in favor of the plaintiff by suing, but the defendant is unable to pay?
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 15, 2019

Keep the Judgement for 20 years and wait until the defendant has money--then enforce it.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: I have documents and letters from Raymond Lee organization Inc to my grandfather of them wanting 20% of his invention.

1971 . Then in 1976 Raymond Lee organization patent his design without him. What can I do?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 13, 2019

Hire a patent lawyer who knows a good litigation lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: Can a Judge refuse to hear a Motion for Summary Judgment once it has been responded to and set for hearing?

I filed a Petition and served discovery in November 2018 on a Breach of Contract matter. The person was record and it was transcribed and used as an Exhibit to my Motion. The other party never started discovery but responded to the Motion Summary Judgment. Four days before the hearing, they... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 13, 2019

This is a public forum where experienced lawyers donate their valuable time to answer real legal questions about important matters of general interest to the public. All questions asked are not going to be answered; some are way too complicated to answer online; others are not answered because they... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: I recently opened a small business in Jackson, MS. I made a verbal agreement with an investor to start my company.

I opened the business 4/3/19. The business has been running well and has to begun to stable itself within the first month but my investor feels he needs to start seeing a profit return immediately. We had a huge dispute over some minor infractions. He took control of the finances and now will not... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 13, 2019

Justia is a free online legal forum established to allow members of the general public to ask general legal questions to experienced lawyers who volunteer their valuable time to do so. We are not here to advise people how to get out of trouble caused by their own misguided actions--especially when... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Mississippi on
Q: Does a State maintain sovereignty in the absence of a physical boundary?

The US Supreme Court has consistently held that a State has no sovereignty or jurisdiction beyond the limits of its physical boundary.

The physical boundary of the State of Mississippi was described in the State's Constitution. However this boundary was specifically repealed in 1990.... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 10, 2019

Maybe yes, maybe no.......but what is your point in reciting these "facts" about Mississippi?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Civil Litigation for Mississippi on
Q: Is it possible to file an injunction against defendants to request to complete destructive work for an inspection?

There is a lawsuit in court for breach of warranty due to defects that have impaired the value of the home. However, there is an area in the flooring that is has been slowly caving in. Also, it is slowly spreading out. This may be caused from potential toxic hazardous chemicals. The... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 28, 2019

If you are wondering why you are not receiving answers from lawyers here on Justia it is because Justia is a free online legal forum established to allow members of the public to ask general legal questions to lawyers who volunteer their time, not to answer specific questions that may have very... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: I have a contract that expired4/5 and extension expired 4/15. Seller does not want extension. Do we have a contract?

Buyers want to close and are pushing for it. Seller is not interested. They ha e scheduled closing for 4/17 even though we have said no. Are there consequences for us not showing up.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 17, 2019

If you are the seller and intentionally breach the written contract you signed==depending upon the amount of money involved and the tenacity of the buyers--you may see a lawsuit seeking specific performance an/or consequential damages caused by the intentional breach. The seller may also have to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Contracts and Collections for Mississippi on
Q: Medical bill from 2014. I have been making payments. They just added a charge from October of 2014 to my acct.

Bill was 317.40 as of 2/15. I have made 2 $50 payments since then and my bill from 3/14 shows a balance of 473.40 with a new charge of 164.99 from 10/2014.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 20, 2019

What is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Mississippi on
Q: I have an oral lease agreement that is 'month to month'. My landlord evicted me after 3 weeks with no ' notice'.

I have the receipts for my prorated rent and security deposit that I never got back. I want to take her to court over the deposit and to pay for my hotel lodging since wrongful eviction. Do I have a case with no Written lease?

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Aug 27, 2018

The default in Mississippi is month to month, such that the landlord has to provide a month's notice before terminating said lease, unless, however, you have broken a condition of the oral lease, such as not turning in rent in enough time.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: How long can you be held in jail without charges

How long can you be held in jail without charges

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 12, 2018

The answer depends on several things. Do you mean charges in the sense of being taken before a judge for an initial appearance, at which point bond should have been set? Or, do you mean between initial appearance and indictment?

Really, unless there are set charges against you, they should...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for Mississippi on
Q: I deliver gravel. Payment required upon delivery. What should I do if someone refuses to pay?

I have a small dumptruck and deliver gravel to people's homes and the occasional business. Occasionally I take my tractor to grade their driveway, spread material and such. I'm primarily contacted usually via my Facebook page or Messenger and I always call by phone to confirm. What... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 7, 2018

The best course of action would be to always make sure that they sign a contract ahead of time, detailing the estimated cost, delivery date, etc. That way, if you show up perform the work, and they refuse to pay, you can sue them for breach of contract.

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