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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Mississippi on
Q: Is it okay to be intimidated at the workplace

The practice owner goes back and forth if he likes me or not. Recently, he got rid of his old crew and I’m the last. Now, he is going over my boss’s authority trying to get me fired but they have no reason so they can’t. I’ve recently had to be put on nerve medicine due to the treatment. Is... Read more »

Greg Mansell
Greg Mansell answered on Dec 12, 2019

It is not "okay" to use intimidation tactics but it may not be unlawful. If the treatment is based on your belonging to a protected class (eg. age, race, gender, religion, disability, national origin, etc.) then it become discrimination under Title VII and make potentially be a hostile work... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Mississippi on
Q: Were can I get a copy of a hadeas corpus .to fill out and tern in. In mississippi.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 6, 2019

There did not appear to be an admiralty/maritime issue here. It's possible this question is better suited for the Criminal Law section. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Estate Planning for Mississippi on
Q: Hi can grand kids fight for money that grandfather left them when they were younger that was stolen from them by uncle .

Also grandfather left their mother money but before she could get it she passed away ...her half was suppose to go to her 3 children,right?

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Dec 6, 2019

Your claim is premised on the contention that the children should have inherited from their mother. That may be true, but it is not necessarily true. There are not enough facts stated in your question to determine that. Your mother might not have inherited from your grandfather at all if she did... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: In Mississippi...is 2nd degree murder a mandatory day for day sentence?

Or does it recieve 30/30 or any goodtime?

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Dec 2, 2019

Unfortunately, because second degree murder is considered a crime of violence, it is considered a mandatory sentence, and is not eligible for certain reductions under MDOC guidelines.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: How do I know if my name is on the docket for grand jury indictment in webster county mississippi

I'm not sure if I've been indicted or not. My name wasntbon the docket my last court date.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Dec 2, 2019

You could call the circuit clerk and ask if your name is on the list for presentation to the grand jury. Regardless, though, I would highly recommend that you contact a criminal defense lawyer so that you can get ahead of the ball before your indictment. Assuming certain criteria are met, your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: child is 15 father never been on child support. I applied for child support 1 year ago why still no court order
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Dec 2, 2019

When you say that you applied for child support, do you mean that you applied through DHS, or you filed your own action to have the father put on child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: Me and the mother of our 3 kids are separating after 12 years. What all should i expect from the court process?

I make 660 a week. I bring home 411 out of that. We are currently 24k in debt (all in my name). I pay her car note 250 dollars and provide healthcare for the kids somewhat 290 a month a believe. We were not married. She left me for another man. I am completely ignorant about how this will go... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Dec 2, 2019

More than likely, she will initiate legal proceedings against you for custody over the three children, as well as request child support. Assuming that she got custody, your child support obligation would be a certain percentage of your adjusted gross income. I would highly recommend that you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for Mississippi on
Q: What must an attorney file if he is entering the case on behalf of the defendant after the defendant filed his Answer?

Defendant filed answer pro se in Mississippi Chancery court. This is a case of encroachment -- house built partly on defendants land.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Nov 29, 2019

Usually the lawyer files and serves a Notice of Representation. Sometimes an Amended Answer under Leave of Court is necessary, especially in a land case where the Defendant does not know what the law is.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: What should we do to prepare for a child abuse case after a child was molested?

My sister was arrested on a child abuse charge after finding out 2 underage boys (ages 10 and 13) were molesting her 7 year old daughter. She tried to have a sit down with the parents of the boys which turned into her physically harming one of the boys. She now has court December 3rd. We do not... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 27, 2019

She needs to get a lawyer ASAP. Even though her response was understandable given her background, they will likely try to go after her for either simple assault or aggravated assault. Ideally, it would end up being a simple assault charge, as that is a misdemeanor, but without more information, it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can a person be charged with a D.U.I. while riding a bicycle on a public roadway.
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 27, 2019

Likely not, as it is not a motor vehicle. That being said, they can likely be charged for public drunkenness, depending on the circumstances.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: When are the grand jury criminal indictments handed down in Rankin County, Mississippi? Thank you.
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 27, 2019

Your best bet will be to contact the circuit clerk's office over in Rankin County and ask when they are scheduled for their various grand juries.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: I need help can I be charged with this if I had a key and was never in possession with permission

I was never arrested and advised of my Miranda Rights only booked into a jail never received any paperwork stating I was a suspect only a copy of the paperwork showing that I was named by the person who we had working on the car I really need help ASAP in this matter as today they have set the... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 27, 2019

Sounds like you need to get with an attorney ASAP. Feel free to reach out to any attorney on here by clicking the contact info next to their name. Most lawyers on here, including myself, offer free consultations to see how we can help out.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can a mother have the father's name removed from birth certificate (father voluntarily signed) 12 years later?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 27, 2019

Unfortunately, you cannot, unless you can disestablish paternity, and establish that there is another person out there who is the natural father and whose name should be on the birth certificate.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Nursing Home Abuse for Mississippi on
Q: What headings are used for a legal narrative?

I am looking for a template outline to tell me what areas are included in a narrative.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 24, 2019

I don't handle nursing home abuse, but in terms of personal injury cases, you could use a number of different formats. What is more important than the particular format is that you include relevant information that outlines the who, what, when, where, and how of an accident. You want to include a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for Mississippi on
Q: Can I force george county ms to fix my driveway due to rain water constantly erroding it

I live in george county ms my drive way gets constantly washed away every heavy rain due to the fact the county road is poorly designed and the water from the road has nowhere to go they have no drainage or ditches in place im tired of spending money having it repaired just for it to be wash down... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 23, 2019

I previously answered this question. It had been posted twice, the other time in a different category. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for Mississippi on
Q: Can george county Mississippi be held liable for erosion of my private property

I constantly struggle with my driveway washing out because of the poorly designed county road the water comes off the road goes straight down my drive washing it out every good rain in tired of spending my money they have no ditches or drainage in place can I hold them legally responsible for the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 22, 2019

Probably not. It does not appear to be an action in which you'd want to invest time and money. If the county road does not have features that suggest negligence in its design or construction, it would appear that there really wouldn't be a strong case there. A county road is not going to be held to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Mississippi on
Q: I'm being sued by a hospital for a er visit the bill has things on there that I'm allergic to

That I know for sure they did not give me

Still have the pain I think broken ribs that I went in there for a year ago been in pain ever since

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 20, 2019

Contact a collections defense attorney and outline the incorrect charges for them. In terms of a malpractice action (the category in which you posted this), contact a med mal attorney if you are considering legal action. If they felt you could had the basis for a case, they could request your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: In mississippi, if a defendants name is not correct on an indictment can it be amended by a judge?

Defendant is a Third and the suffix was left off of the indictment.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 17, 2019

It can be amended to correct a minor error, but be warned, it is not a substantive change that would make the indictment defective.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: I filed a workers comp claim on hearing loss, I had an independent Audiology hearing test and the findings were 31.3%

Binaural hearing loss, I'm 55yrs old and make about 1000 a week..Rough guess about what I should expect from workers comp. Never filed a claim before...Thanks

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 17, 2019

You should really consider reaching out to a lawyer sooner rather than later, as WC claims can be very tricky, and the chances of a more favorable recovery go up dramatically with a lawyer. The calculations are based on statute, but the ultimate determination as to a possible award hinges on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: can 3 felons be charged with posession of 1 gun?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 17, 2019

Absolutely. It then becomes a question of whether the State can prove that the gun belonged to anyone one person. I would highly encourage you to reach out to a criminal defense lawyer, as these types of cases can be very fact-intensive.

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