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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Civil Rights and Intellectual Property for Mississippi on
Q: If I use pictures I've taken of children to illustrate a book do I need a release from their parents?

I plan to use filters so that the children aren't recognizable unless you've seen the original photo.

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answered on Jun 27, 2024

To answer this question, we need to consider a few key points:

1. Copyright: As the photographer, you own the copyright to the photos you've taken. This generally allows you to use them for various purposes, including in a book.

2. Right of publicity: Even if you own the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Gov & Administrative Law for Mississippi on
Q: I live in the state of Mississippi. Am I allowed to use a median that splits the interstate?

I was already in the left lane traveling south bound when I attempted to use a median to cross over to get back onto the interstate to travel northbound. This is when I got hit.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 26, 2024

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Something doesn't sound right about what you did. If you drove over a median meant only to separate two lanes of opposing traffic, that may make you liable here. A local attorney could advise more... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Mississippi on
Q: If I lived with a man for 11.5 years and we opened a joint checking account and a money market account then we split up

Can I legally withdraw money from either account without being sued or arrested for theft? What can or can I not do with this money???

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answered on Jun 21, 2024

Based on the information provided, here's a general overview of the situation, but please note that this is not legal advice and you should consult with a local attorney for specific guidance:

1. Joint accounts: Generally, when two people open a joint account, both parties have equal...
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Q: Filed a 1983 civil rights claim in Mississippi while incarcerated and need help with what I have to do with judges order
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answered on Jun 17, 2024

When you receive a judge's order regarding your 1983 civil rights claim, the first step is to read the order carefully and understand what is being asked of you. Pay attention to any deadlines or specific actions you must take, as missing these could negatively impact your case.

If the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Child Support, Personal Injury and Family Law for Mississippi on
Q: How much will child support take out my personal injury settlement in Ms
Andrew Charles Burrell
Andrew Charles Burrell
answered on Jun 17, 2024

The answer is depends. First, how much are you getting in the settlement and how much do you owe in support. Based on the basic law in Mississippi, the DHS will want to recover as much as possible. If the child support lien can be fully satisfied while you still make any recovery, they will... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Small Claims for Mississippi on
Q: Found a roach on my sandwich from a restaurant. Is this a law suite?

I have pictures of the incident if this helps.

Andrew Charles Burrell
Andrew Charles Burrell
answered on Jun 17, 2024

The short answer is possibly. In Mississippi, you have to prove damages, how and what are you damages. Did you go to the hospital, do you have some type of injury. While is a horrible event, without damages there is no claim. You need to speak to an attorney who handles such claims to see what... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can company pay salaried employees who didn't work during a shutdown the same as salaried employees who DID work?

We had a network breach that shut down the plant for 2 weeks. Management informed salaried employees to use PTO during that time. During this 2 week period our department (Test Engineering) and our IT department continued to work while everyone else was sent home. Management made announcement... View More

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answered on Jun 15, 2024

During a shutdown, it can be frustrating to see that employees who didn't work are paid the same as those who did. However, companies often have policies that apply across the board to ensure fairness and compliance with labor laws.

Management’s decision to pay all salaried...
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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.

When you seek accounting services or tax...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Mississippi on
Q: My vehicle has been at a Chevrolet dealership for over 3 months while there it has been broken into .

And the police told me that it was turned over when it should not of been able to crank. Now they are telling me that it is ready but when I test rode it it is not fixed properly.

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answered on Jun 10, 2024

If your vehicle has been at a Chevrolet dealership for over three months and was broken into while there, it's crucial to address this issue with the dealership management. Clearly explain the situation, emphasizing that your vehicle was broken into on their premises and that the police... View More

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 Litigation for Mississippi on
Q: My car was towed off of private property by the owner even though I live there with them. Is this legal in MS

The car was not in the way and they never had asked me to move it

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answered on Jun 10, 2024

In Mississippi, whether it's legal for the property owner to tow your car depends on several factors. If you live on the property and were not blocking access or causing any other issues, it may not be lawful for the owner to have your car towed without prior notice. Generally, a property... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Trademark and Intellectual Property for Mississippi on
Q: I need to make this trademark active

I need to make this trademark active Glitzissippi

Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
answered on Jun 4, 2024

There are two abandoned applications for the word mark GLITZISSIPPI. The one for ballet shoes was abandoned in 2015 for failure to respond to an office action. The other for entertainment services was abandoned in 2014 after a notice of allowance because no statement of use was submitted. Neither... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Trademark and Intellectual Property for Mississippi on
Q: I need to make this trademark active

I need to make this trademark active Glitzissippi

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answered on Jun 8, 2024

Here are the steps you can take to make your trademark "Glitzissippi" active in Mississippi:

1. Conduct a trademark search: Before applying, search the USPTO database (TESS) and Mississippi's trademark database to ensure your mark isn't already registered or confusingly...
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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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: I filed a compassionate release motion the Ausa responded untimely what do I do now

I filed a motion for compassionate release The ausa argued my motion should be denied because of the seriousness of the crime but the judge said they answered untimely

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answered on Jun 1, 2024

It sounds like you have already taken significant steps by filing a motion for compassionate release. The fact that the judge acknowledged the untimeliness of the AUSA's response works in your favor. You should focus on emphasizing this procedural error and any other strong points in your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Mississippi on
Q: I need to know if I was unlawfully detained

Me and my girlfriend were fishing at the beach. Someone called cops saying we were messing with a boat about 100 yards away. Before we ever hit the shore one of the police officers as a bystander if we were on the boat he told the officer no we were not. We have a written statement from person who... View More

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answered on May 28, 2024

It sounds like your rights may have been violated during the incident at the beach. Being detained twice, patted down, and having your belongings searched without probable cause, especially after a witness confirmed you were not involved with the boat, raises concerns about unlawful detention and... 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 Child Support and Family Law for Mississippi on
Q: if child in MS don't further their education after high school and get a full time job do child support stop? if not why
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
answered on May 13, 2024

If the child reaches 18 years old and either does not finish high school or does not go beyond high and does not get a job, then the Court can declare the child emancipated for the purposes of child support, which would then stop the child support payments.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Is it possible to get charged dropped against my husband for aggravated assault? The cops pressed them .I was drunk when

I call them n made the allegations.

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answered on May 5, 2024

It's possible, but it is going to depend on a few things, like whether your husband has already had a preliminary hearing. Your best bet is going to be to talk with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can discuss the facts of the case and get a better idea of the case's current status.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: It’s been over one year since I was indicted on my charge for cocaine and meth. Can they still invite me? If so, why?
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answered on May 5, 2024

Likely they can, because they have already indicted you or charged you, with tolls the statute of limitations in criminal cases. Your best bet is going to be to get with an experienced criminal defense attorney so that they can go over the facts of your case.

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