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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Collections for Mississippi on

Q: How much is a late fee on your water bill

Timur Akpinar answered on Jun 11, 2019

Whatever is charged by your municipality, as lawfully permitted by applicable public service commissions.

Tim Akpinar

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.

Timur 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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Mississippi on

Q: We boughy a car. Got title put in our name already. Yhen found out there are back taxes owed on car. Who is responsible?

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 20, 2019

In most states the owner of the car is responsible for all taxes owed on it; however, that information is not as readily available as it is in other situations--like real estate taxes and IRS liens on real property. The general rule is that taxes go along with the items bought, which means you, as... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on

Q: I conspired to commit a burglary but didn't go through with it and my codefendant did. Am i liable for the same offense.

Or am i just accountable for the conspiracy?

Arthur Calderon answered on May 19, 2019

It really depends on the facts and circumstances. From the sound of it, you have a decent defense already lined up, now it's just a matter of presenting the defense to the jury. I would highly recommend getting in touch with a criminal defense lawyer to further discuss, and refrain from putting... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on

Q: I’m being served for a wreck that happened on November 11 2017, but I no longer live in the state

What do I need to do

Timur Akpinar answered on May 16, 2019

Without delay, provide the summons and complaint to the insurance carrier that carried your policy at the time of the accident. You should be able to do this via email. You might have to call first to set up a claim number and learn who the claim rep assigned to your file will be. If the carrier... Read more »

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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 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 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 DUI / DWI for Mississippi on

Q: What happens if an officer does not sign or put his badge number on a dui ticket?

Francis Springer answered on May 14, 2019

They will most likely add it later or it is on the original citation. The ticket someone gets when charged with a DUI is just a copy. The original citation goes to the court. It can be amended up to the day of trial. So the officer not signing or leaving off their badge number is not necessarily a... Read more »

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 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 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 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 answered on May 10, 2019

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

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Mississippi on

Q: If someone catches a Domestic Aggravated Assault 97-3-7 (4) crime what do the (4) mean?

Arthur Calderon answered on May 8, 2019

That's a subsection of the relevant domestic violence statute.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Mississippi on

Q: How do I get emergency custody of my grandaughter in Gulfport me?

Arthur Calderon answered on May 8, 2019

You will need to petition the court for emergency custody, giving reference to the reason for said custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on

Q: I have an aggravated assault charge from 1997, how can I get it expunged

I was a teenager when I got this charge and was tried as an adult. I haven't been in trouble since

Arthur Calderon answered on May 7, 2019

Unfortunately, because it is considered a violent crime, it cannot be expunged; however, it looks as though you are eligible for a certificate of rehabilitation, which would restore some of your pre-conviction rights. I would encourage you to reach out to an attorney to discuss further.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Mississippi on

Q: Abusive ex has taken our 5 month old daughter from MS to LA which state do I need to file for custody in?

my daughter was born in Louisiana due to insurance but has Mississippi address listed on the Birth certificate and she has lived her entire life in Mississippi. Her father who took her is on the birth certificate.

Arthur Calderon answered on May 6, 2019

You can file for custody in Mississippi, since that is where residency was established; however, you may want to do it sooner rather than later, otherwise, residence may be established in LA.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Mississippi on

Q: I was hurt goin to location on the job site and treated unfairly. And terminated job abondment while on approved vacati

And terminated for job abondment while on approved vacation

Arthur Calderon answered on May 6, 2019

It sounds like you may need to speak with an attorney. If you were working at the time of your injury, then you may be entitled to worker's compensation. Plus, there are some rules that protect you while you are on leave.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on

Q: Mississippi child leaves home for college and has a job and receives financial aid do I still pay.

Custodial parent lives in Mississippi I live in California

Arthur Calderon answered on May 6, 2019

Yes, you still have to pay. The child support follows the child wherever he or she may be until the child reaches the age of majority.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Mississippi on

Q: Can I file for a no-fault divorce and ask for sole legal custody of my 2 children?

What are the advantages of a fault divorce?

Arthur Calderon answered on May 6, 2019

You can. As far as the advantages, if the other party does not agree to the ID divorce, then you can put on testimony to establish the fault based grounds.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for Mississippi on

Q: It has been two weeks since I was able to talk to my wife in jail. She has no bond and is on suicide watch in Lee county

She just needs to hear my voice and speak with me. It will help her so much and she'll be better. They will not let me contact her anyway. What options do I have to speak with her? I am desperate

Arthur Calderon answered on May 6, 2019

Your only option, aside from visiting her during a set visitation day, would be to contact the jail about putting money on her books so that she can use the phone.

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