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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi on
Q: I live in a house owned by my mother. I've lived there for more than five years. She now wants me out. Do I have any rig
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answered on Apr 6, 2024

I understand this is a difficult situation. The rights you have as an occupant living in a home owned by your mother depend on a few factors. Here are some key considerations:

- In most jurisdictions, if there is no formal lease agreement, you would likely be considered a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Mississippi on
Q: If a driver gives law enforcement false information in a roadblock do they have consent to search the passengers persona

Me and my fiance went through a roadblock we were passengers in the vehicle the driver gives law enforcement box information they pull him out of the vehicle cuff him then they ask for me and my fiance to step out they begin to search us without consent and then start searching our belongings my... View More

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answered on Apr 4, 2024

Based on the details you provided, there are a few key legal issues at play:

1. Probable Cause: If the driver provided false information to law enforcement at the roadblock, this could potentially give the officers probable cause to believe that criminal activity may be occurring, which...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Mississippi on
Q: In Mississippi, is it legal for city or county officers to have a road block just to check driver's license?

It's not to check for insurance, tag, drinking, only driver's license. I thought Mississippi wasn't a stop and I.D. state.

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answered on Mar 20, 2024

In Mississippi, law enforcement officials have the authority to conduct roadblocks or safety checkpoints, including for the purpose of verifying driver's licenses. These checkpoints must adhere to certain legal guidelines to ensure they do not violate constitutional rights. The primary goal is... View More

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

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Mississippi on
Q: Where is the law in the State of Mississippi that you have to provide a recorded statement to a claim adjuster ?

I keep getting it is standard.

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answered on Mar 14, 2024

While it is not required to provide a statement in a work injury claim to a claim adjustor. It usually occurs to help conclude the investigation of the report injury and claim. This is done because often the employer has not reported enough about the claim or the events leading to the injury for... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Constitutional Law and Elder Law for Mississippi on
Q: Is there an atty in MS who will take on cps & help grandparents-without fear of retribution from youth court system?

Grandparents being given misinformation after showing interest in fostering twin grandchildren who were addicted to cocaine at birth. CPS created repeated delays in court sessions on transferring infant children to grandparents custody. CPS requested that grandparents not get foster license because... View More

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answered on Mar 8, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about the difficulties and frustrations your family has been going through trying to gain custody of your grandchildren. The delays and misinformation from CPS sound extremely stressful and concerning.

To answer your question directly - yes, there are absolutely...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi on
Q: I moved out of my apartment and throughly cleaned it, but the complex refused to give me my security deposit back

I cleaned my apartment even washing the walls to remove any form of dirt and even took pictures of every room. I asked about my deposit and was told the apartment was not cleaned up to their standards. Is that legal to do also there were no holes or anything in the walls. It looked exactly like it... View More

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answered on Mar 6, 2024

Landlords are generally required to return a tenant's security deposit if the apartment is left in the same condition as it was at the beginning of the tenancy, accounting for normal wear and tear. If a landlord claims that the apartment was not cleaned to their standards, they should provide... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, International Law and Securities Law for Mississippi on
Q: I'm a US citizen and I want to trade CFDs any workaround to do this legally? Would an offshore company approach work?

It's important to note that I technically wouldn't be trading it. It would be in a brokerage and then a company would be doing the trades for me, both of which are outside of the USA. So basically can I legally have my money go into CFDs and then the profit go back to me.

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answered on Mar 1, 2024

Trading Contracts for Difference (CFDs) directly is not permitted for US citizens through domestic firms due to strict regulations set by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). These regulations aim to protect investors from the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Mississippi on
Q: Neighbor refuses to do anything about beaver dam on his property that is causing damage and water backup on my property
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answered on Mar 1, 2024

Dealing with a neighbor who refuses to address a beaver dam causing water backup on your property can be frustrating. In such situations, it's important to understand your rights and possible courses of action. The first step is often to try and communicate your concerns directly to your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Mississippi on
Q: My husband and I were married in the states and he was deported later on and know I find out that he has remarried over

He has remarried over seas

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answered on Feb 27, 2024

If your husband has remarried overseas after being deported, it's important to understand the legal implications of this situation on your marriage. Depending on the laws of the country where he has remarried and the laws of the state in the United States where you were married, the validity... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: How much property damage is considered a felony in the state of Mississippi
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answered on Feb 26, 2024

In Mississippi, the threshold for property damage to be considered a felony is relatively clear-cut under the law. When the cost of the damage to property exceeds $1,000, the offense can escalate from a misdemeanor to a felony. This distinction is crucial because felonies carry more severe... 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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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi on
Q: My lessor has been entering my home without warning or notification. Is this legal?
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answered on Feb 24, 2024

No, it's not legal for your lessor to enter your home without warning or notification. As a tenant, you have the right to privacy and peaceful enjoyment of your rented space. Landlords are typically required to provide reasonable notice before entering your home, except in cases of emergency.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming, Civil Rights and Entertainment / Sports for Mississippi on
Q: CAN I SUE A CASINO FOR MENTAL ABUSE, BRAINWASHING, MIND CONTROL, FOR PAIN AND SUFFERING FROM LOSING EVERYTHING I OWN?
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answered on Feb 24, 2024

While it may be emotionally distressing to lose everything you own at a casino, suing the casino for mental abuse, brainwashing, or mind control for pain and suffering is unlikely to be successful. Casinos operate within the bounds of the law and provide warnings about the risks of gambling.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Rights for Mississippi on
Q: What happens after protective ordrs are over.. Do you have full parental rights back
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answered on Feb 24, 2024

After a protective order expires, whether you regain full parental rights depends on the specific circumstances and conditions of the order. In some cases, the expiration of a protective order may automatically restore your parental rights to their previous status. However, if there were underlying... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Mississippi on
Q: If the deadline to file a government claim is 01/23/24 can the us department of education file a claim a month after

the deadline has passed in a chapter 13 bankruptcy

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

No, if the deadline for a government agency like the Department of Education to file a claim in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case was January 23, 2024, then generally the Department would be out of luck if they failed to meet that deadline and tried to file a month later.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Mississippi on
Q: Is it legal for CPS in MS to reveal the results and levels of drug screen without that persons consent or them present
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answered on Feb 23, 2024

In Mississippi, CPS (Child Protective Services) typically operates under strict confidentiality laws to protect the privacy of individuals involved in their investigations. Revealing the results and levels of a drug screen without the person's consent or presence may potentially violate these... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Mississippi on
Q: I send someone money on bitcoin cause I owe them and they don’t receive but it sent on my end can they take me to court

They live in New York and I live in ms and I owed them 200 so I sent 150 from my first check then they said just send 30 cuase they knew I had little money so I bitcoins them 30 yet they did not receive it says on my end that it sent though but not on there’s can they take me to court

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

In situations like this, it's essential to communicate openly and transparently with the person you owe money to. If there's a discrepancy between what you sent and what they received, it's crucial to address the issue calmly and try to resolve it amicably. Providing proof of the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Mississippi on
Q: When we live in MS but still work in TN, do we pay MS state tax? My tax lady says no. My husband's TN says he needs to.

My TN employer didn't give me a MS withholding form in July. My tax lady said I didn't have to pay MS. Tax. She said when she do my tax on her software showing I now live in Mississippi and still worki in TN. It would show if ai owe MS state tax.

My husband job reported he made... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

The situation you're describing involves state residency and how it affects state income tax obligations, which can be complex. Generally, individuals are taxed by their state of residency. Mississippi, like most states, taxes residents on their worldwide income, regardless of where it's... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi on
Q: I had a judgment in court on 1/11 the amount was paid all but the court cost and landlord $20 service fee.

The Landlord filed a warrant for removal but added February rent to it. I paid the remaining balance of judgment can I still be evicted even though February was not on the judgment that I went to court for January 11th??

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answered on Feb 13, 2024

In Mississippi, once a judgment for eviction is issued based on non-payment of rent or other lease violations, and the tenant subsequently pays the overdue amount as determined by the court, including all but explicitly excluded costs such as the court cost and a landlord's service fee, the... View More

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