Mississippi Questions & Answers by Practice Area


Mississippi Questions & Answers

Q: Have money in a trust at a lawyer's office, can't get any one to return calls or emails. What is the next step?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

First, get a note from the insurance company that no money is owed.

Then contact the attorney complaints office of your county bar association.
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Q: i recently got a garnishment notice from my employer but i never was served any court papers for the lawsuit

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Landlord - Tenant and Employment Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Nov 11, 2017

Yes, you could be charged for the creditor’s additional attorney fees if you are found to owe the debt.
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Q: I recently got in an accident and the other driver called the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 14, 2017

Well, lets see--the cops won't have your story, you may get a citation for leaving the scene--yes, it won't help.
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Q: Is a store owner liable for patron cutting a finger on premises?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 12, 2017

It seems to me that the business could be found liable for the injury.
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Q: Is it legal to charge a 28% interest rate on a 1000

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Consumer Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 12, 2017

See the MS Title Pledge Act: http://www.dbcf.state.ms.us/documents/cons_finance/titlepledgeact2005.pdf

I have seen rates of up to 35.99% per year.
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Q: Can i get married and leave at 18

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 11, 2017

Marriage is one grounds for the Mississippi Emancipation of a Minor.
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Q: If a case worker gets medical records from someone and the worker loses the records, is this criminal?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 11, 2017

There is likely a claim for a HIPPA violation in this situation.
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Q: I received a 3 day pay or quit notice from the apartment that I live in. What does this mean

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 10, 2017

There needs certain clarities for specific advice. What' s your status in that apartment? If tenant, your stay is governed by terms of tenancy agreement. When your tenancy is being expired? Who and how the apartment will be vacated? How much notice is required to vacate that premises? Please elaborate these questions.

None can get apartment forcibly vacated.
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Q: If i file bankruptcy with llc & I have credit card debt, will it be discharged or will I be personally liable for debt

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 9, 2017

You will likely need to speak with a Mississippi Attorney in a private consultation for the answer to your question.
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Q: I want full custody of my 5 year old. Court is Monday. When will I know who won the case?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 5, 2017

The judge could rule from the bench or could rule by an opinion some time after the hearing.
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Q: Do people in jail for sexual battery ever get parole in Mississippi?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 5, 2017

Depend on case to case basis ... not a phenomenon. Get in touch with Attorney of local jurisdiction for specific advice.
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Q: How long can an abandoned vehicle be left onside of the interstate in Mississippi?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 4, 2017

It is considered abandoned after 5 days on a roadway and may be towed. Another period of time must pass for any ownership rights to change.
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Q: My son was injured by negligence. I went to see a lawyer and he wants guardianship of my son. Is that standard procedur

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 4, 2017

It is common to set up a guardianship to pursue the claim of a minor claimant who has been injured by someone else's negligence.
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Q: Can I sue mirena for incomplete abortion?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 4, 2017

Claims related to Mirena IUDs are currently in litigation. Contact a Mississippi personal injury attorney for additional information.
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Q: My wife fell and broke her arm while climbing the bleachers at a Desoto County Ms. school volleyball game, no handrail.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 4, 2017

You will want to speak with a Mississippi attorney about your injury claim. There are certain instances where you would have a recourse.
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Q: My boyfriend got arrested and took to the Juvenile Detention Center do i have the right to know what's going on?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 4, 2017

There is a certain amount of information available online for the facilities which should include the charges they have him on and his hearing date.
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Q: If you are on probation for 10 years, but get arrested for high speed chase on a motorcycle , what can happen?

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 4, 2017

This will be a violation of your probation. Contact a Mississippi attorney to discuss your options.
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Q: Could someone in a lengthy yet easy to understand way explain paragraph 2 63-3-1007

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 4, 2017

(2) When operating a bicycle upon a roadway, a bicyclist must exercise due care when passing or overtaking a vehicle that is standing or proceeding in the same direction.

Bicyclists are now considered like another car on the roadway under the new bike legislation in Mississippi. A bicyclist should use common sense when attempting to pass or overtake a car in its same lane.

If you have a bicycle law question a Mississippi attorney may be able to help you with your question.
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Q: We are in the processing of going to court to see if the judge will rule we can sale land inherited in Mississippi,

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 4, 2017

If you inherited the property the judge can order a division sale where the inheritors receive payment based on what they own. It may be helpful to hire a Mississippi attorney to address this issue.
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Q: How can I get a good reasonable lawyer on a attempted murder charge

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 4, 2017

This will likely depend on how strong of a case the prosecutor thinks he has to get attempted murder. An argument could be made for aggravated assault, but your brother will likely need an attorney.
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