Mississippi residents I know there's no issue with a parent taking the child out of state without permission if there is no custody order so does that mean I can also bring him home from Pennsylvania since my wife and son are still Mississippi residents and we're still married she refuses... View More
You are correct. Since there is no order in place, either parent may take the child wherever he or she wants. However, it is a bad idea for you to go to Pennsylvania and take the child back to Mississippi against your wife's will. There very well could be a physical confrontation that could...View More
If you have received a ticket for indecent exposure, it's important to review the specific circumstances and the law under which you were charged. Indecent exposure generally requires an intentional act of exposing oneself to another person in a public place. If the exposure was accidental or...View More
In Mississippi, the sale of a counterfeit controlled substance, including a substance represented to be methamphetamine, can lead to criminal charges. If the amount involved is between 2 grams and less than 10 grams, it is considered a felony.
The specific charges and potential penalties...View More
When applying for an Australian student visa, you're typically asked about any criminal convictions, and this includes charges and their outcomes. While your contempt of court charges were expunged, some jurisdictions may still view them as part of your record. The general practice is to be...View More
In Mississippi, if a judge does not specify that a sentence is to be served as "mandatory" or without the possibility of parole or early release, then the sentenced individual may be eligible for parole or other sentence reductions based on good behavior or other factors. "Good...View More
In Mississippi, the statute of limitations for aggravated assault is generally two years from the date of the alleged offense. This means that the prosecution has two years to file charges against the accused. However, there can be exceptions or conditions that could extend or modify this period....View More
My friend passed away in her boyfriends front yard he didnt call 911 when she was found he was just sitting on the porch until he realized someone was there then he started pretending to ned help. she had been dead several hours at this point. on the porch where e was her purse was dumped out her... View More
Under the circumstances you describe, you should assume you are a suspect and should retain a competent and experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. You should also assume police will not give you all the information they have and that they may lie to you to gauge your reactions...View More
In Mississippi, the possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance is a serious offense. This offense is often referred to as "possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony" or a similar term, and it is usually treated as a separate offense from the...View More
If your car was seized by law enforcement under a warrant, the first step you should take is to contact the law enforcement agency that seized your car to inquire about the process for reclaiming it. They will provide you with information about the necessary steps, documents, and fees that you need...View More
If you had an agreement with the person who towed the car to your house to pay you a storage fee, you have the right to collect that fee from the deceased person's estate if the estate had enough money to pay that claim. You must present your claim with written evidence of the storage...View More
Long story short, there is no set number of days that they State has to present a case over to the grand jury for a potential indictment; however, with each passing day, there is an increased likelihood of a dismissal based on the violation of the constitutional right to a speedy trial. The other...View More
The penalties for auto-theft are relatively low. That being said, if this was the person's first offense, there is a significant likelihood that the person could avoid jail time and even avoid having this on their record. I would highly recommend that the person reach out to an experienced...View More
I was traveling westbound on I 20 at 10:30 at night just after a rain storm. I’m approaching a box truck in the right lane I am in the left lane trying to pass the box truck. I noticed in my mirrors that there is a vehicle approaching me at a high rate of speed in the right hand lane. Therefore I... View More
Great description of facts. I felt like I was there. I do not know of any state that DOESN'T require you to have your license in your physical possession while driving. And I mean the actual license, not a photo of it on your phone. This is so the officer can determine if it has been altered...View More
From a strategic standpoint, it always makes more sense to plead not guilty to any charge, at least until you and your lawyer have had a chance to review everything, see if there is not enough evidence against you, or see if there is a way in which the case could end up being dismissed or the...View More
Inmate parole date is 10/26 as of now. He is at a Community Work Center operated by the state dept of corrections. He is working everyday and doing A&D classes. Never received a write up. Will his parole date change to anything sooner
It is possible for an inmate to be released on parole earlier than their scheduled release date, but this decision is typically made by the Mississippi Department of Corrections Parole Board based on a variety of factors, including the inmate's behavior while incarcerated, the nature of the...View More
Involved in an accident w/ 3 friends. One of them died in the accident. I blamed myself and said I was driving to protect the sister who was the one driving. We didn’t know the sister was going to die. I didn’t know things were going to get so serious. And first I was charged with manslaughter... View More
It really depends on the situation; however, hindering in the first degree is still considered a serious offense. I would highly encourage you to reach out to an experienced criminal defense lawyer, so that they can learn more about the facts and circumstances, and develop a plan of action to...View More
It really depends on the circumstances. Typically, law enforcement can enter one's property without a warrant if, like you said, there were exigent circumstances or in pursuit of someone who the officer was notified was engaged in wrongdoing.
It really depends on the situation. The failure to tell a person their Miranda rights does not necessarily mean that the case will be dismissed; however, it could mean that any confession or statements made by the person may not be able to come in. Once again, though, it depends on the situation.
It really depends on whether you think that you can adequately defend yourself against the charges that the other person put on you. Your best bet will likely be to have representation, since a lawyer can 1) defend you, and 2) be in a better position to question the other side.
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