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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Mississippi on
Q: Does Mississippi collect sales tax on accounting services?

Tax prep services

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answered on Jun 13, 2024

In Mississippi, sales tax is generally applied to the sale of tangible personal property and certain specified services. Accounting services, including tax preparation, do not fall under the category of services subject to sales tax in the state.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Mississippi on
Q: I have expunged my record how can I get a gun permit
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answered on Jun 10, 2024

If you have expunged your record, you may still be able to get a gun permit, but the process and requirements can vary depending on your location. First, check the specific laws in your state or country, as each jurisdiction has different rules about gun ownership and expunged records.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Mississippi on
Q: Where can precise definitions be found regarding blocking a driveway in Mississippi?
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answered on Jun 3, 2024

To find precise definitions about blocking a driveway in Mississippi, you should start by looking at the Mississippi state laws and local ordinances. You can check the Mississippi Code Annotated, specifically the sections related to traffic regulations and parking. These laws often detail what... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Mississippi on
Q: I'm selling a vehicle to my 23yo son, who lives at home. If he moves out, can I cancel the insurance on the vehicle, if

it isn't paid in full yet, and still in my/my wife's name? Am I still responsible even if he's not living at home?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 18, 2024

Addendum - again, it is important not to change the policy/cancel the policy without notifying your son. It could be more than simply a vehicle administrative matter - in many jurisdictions, driving without insurance is a misdemeanor. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Why is Central electric in Mississippi allowed to over charge every year in the months of January- April.?? $899-751 is

There is no way my bill should be $899-751 monthly every year at those times.. Nor should they be allowed to charge what they want as they feel so

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answered on Mar 16, 2024

It's understandable that you're concerned about the high electricity bills from Central Electric in Mississippi during January to April. Utilities, including electric companies, are typically regulated by state commissions, which set the rates they can charge. These rates are supposed to... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Litigation, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Mississippi on
Q: My car was towed from my job today saying I am suppose to have a FedEx handicap placard which *we don’t have* instead of

The handicap card I had displaying on my windshield. I have it because my disabled mother lives with me and we are sharing my car at the moment while we get her vehicle fixed . I am her sole caretaker and my vehicle is the one she rides in. How can this be legal ? I have two small children and my... View More

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

It sounds like you're going through a very stressful and unfair situation. Being towed under these circumstances, especially when you rely on your vehicle for essential duties as a caretaker, is incredibly challenging. The first step is to gather all relevant documentation, including the... View More

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Q: What is the penalty for cutting a lock off a water meter in mississippi
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answered on Oct 27, 2023

The penalty for cutting a lock off a water meter in Mississippi can vary based on the circumstances and the corresponding laws. Tampering with a water meter can lead to legal consequences, potentially resulting in fines, civil liabilities, or criminal charges, as it might be considered interference... View More

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Q: My niece works at a local b&b where the owners used her information to apply for a liquor license. Is that legal?
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answered on Oct 20, 2023

Using your niece's personal information without her consent to apply for a liquor license is typically illegal and raises significant concerns. To address this situation, steps should be taken, including documenting the incident, discussing concerns with the B&B owners, and reporting the... View More

Q: I am currently in the middle of a SSA reconsideration that has been going on since February 7. On May 4 , I had a stroke

This led to a diagnosis of Severe Aortic Stenosis, covered by compassionate allowance of disability. I was given about a year" give or take a few months" without two life- saving surgeries. My disability caseworker was notified immediately after diagnosis. 6 weeks later, I find she never... View More

Andrew Charles Burrell
Andrew Charles Burrell
answered on Jun 27, 2022

I am sorry for your issues and the delay in answers, however it is not uncommon in the social security field for a reconsideration to remain pending for 8 to 10 weeks. You should have access to your file online that can advise you where the reconsideration stands. If that is denied, then you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Mississippi on
Q: What do I do if people are living on land I purchased from the state?

I received my patent for tax forfeited lands. I went to visit the property and was told by neighbors. People who were living there appeared a year ago with paperwork saying they owned the land. There is little information on what to do next. I was told by sec of state office, my patent is the only... View More

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answered on Jan 9, 2022

From the looks of it, you may need to consider getting law enforcement involved to effectively escort the people off of the land. Assuming that they have no legal interest in the property, then they are trespassing.

Q: Will I need to report to jury duty in Mississippi if I am stationed out of state as an active duty soldier?

I am an Active duty soldier who is stationed at Fort Drum, NY. I was informed by family I have a notice to show up to court on Oct 18th for jury duty but I am in NY at the moment. Am I exempt, or is there a way I can be exempt?

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Arthur Calderon
answered on Oct 13, 2021

You should be exempt from jury service; however, you will need to make sure that you contact the court and provide them with paperwork reflecting that you are on active duty.

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Q: How can you wave your rights at a preliminary hearing when you are sitting there waiting to see the judge
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jul 21, 2021

You can waive your right to a preliminary hearing by informing the court that you are waiving it. That being said, you should only waive a preliminary hearing in very few circumstances, as you have every opportunity to see what all the prosecutor may have that led to the charges against you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Mississippi on
Q: On a burglary charge is there a lesser charge to plea to because i was the driver and unaware of a burglary happening
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answered on Apr 14, 2021

It depends on the type of burglary; however, it is not uncommon for there to be a change to something like trespassing or accessory after the fact.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Mississippi on
Q: How do I file for a certificate of rehabilitation in MS, through the circuit court?

December 2013 charged with 3rd DUI, May 2015 completed house arrest, october 16 completed probation.

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answered on May 18, 2020

You would need to file a petition for a certificate of rehabilitation with the circuit court. Be aware, though, that petitioning the court is not a guarantee that the judge will issue a certificate. The court typically considers several factors, such as the nature of the underlying conviction, how... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Mississippi on
Q: If you have been sentenced to drug court and then ran with a 15 year sentence can you still go get an identification car
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Arthur Calderon
answered on May 16, 2020

You should be able to get an ID card, since participation in drug court or a probation program does not limit your ability to obtain identification.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: can someone not being a lawyer file a quiet title in the state of Mississippi?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 14, 2020

You could try reposting in the Real Estate category. This is something a real estate attorney would know better than a personal injury or administrative law attorney. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Mississippi on
Q: It has been way over 21 buisness days and its first violation but no renovation hearing ..dont they have to release me
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Apr 2, 2020

Under the Mississippi statute, you are correct, in that MDOC should release you. You should probably consider getting with a criminal defense lawyer so that they can press the issue with MDOC and the judge to secure your release.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can MS state use my ny record against me

3 priors in New York robbery 3rd grand larceny 4th, 3rd degree unlawful manufacture methamphetamine ,unlawful criminal possession of a wepon 3rd degree all in ny

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Arthur Calderon
answered on Feb 29, 2020

It most definitely can, but it will depend on various circumstances, such as when the convictions were rendered, what type of crime you are currently charged with, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can a teacher physically restain a student, by forcefully grabbing the student's upper arm (causing bruising)?
William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Sep 25, 2019

The not-straight-forward answer is that they shouldn't ever... BUT there are circumstances when a teacher or any other adult may be justified in physically restraining a student. A teacher is responsible for the welfare of all the student in their charge. If they used force to prevent an... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Mississippi on
Q: How do I appeal a court case?

The judge did not even let me explain my side of the story. He automatically sided with the plaintiff without going over any evidence that I brought to court to present to him. I feel like I was discriminated against, but I have no idea why.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 27, 2019

A starting point could be to contact an attorney in Mississippi for a brief consultation to review the decision and the grounds for appeal. As a general matter, keep in mind that the period in which to file appeals is generally short (in the order of days with many matters). Also keep in mind that... View More

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