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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: What can you do if someone falsely accuses you of impersonating a police officer ?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 15, 2019

Accyuse to whom? Were you arrested? Then fight the case in court.

If just a blowhard, ignore it

remember sticks and stones....

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for Mississippi on
Q: My brother in law is in Mississippi federal prison since 2017. His sentence is for 5 year. He's a legal resident.

His native country is Dominican Republic. His case was drug involved. Will he be deported after his sentence?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 15, 2019

yes

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Mississippi on
Q: Would a lawful permanent resident be considered international student when applying for undergraduate admissions in MS?

Student has lived in MS for most of her life, graduated from MS high school and parents are LPR as well.

Denise Anderson
Denise Anderson answered on Oct 10, 2019

No, a student who lived in the U.S. most of her life, with an LPR status, will not be categorized as an international student for the above referenced purpose.

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Mississippi on
Q: LOOKING FOR A PATENT LAWYER IN THE GULFPORT, MS AREA
Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Oct 6, 2019

As patent attorneys obtain their patent registration from the USPTO, they can help inventors from anywhere seek US patents. Many of my clients are from states beyond North Carolina.

In some situations, there is a need to visit a lab or factory to see prototypes or to interview a number...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: What code provisions govern school-teacher employment contracts?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 4, 2019

Contracts was a good selection for your question, but it remains open for three weeks. Because such a contract involves employment, it's something that an employment law attorney would know best. You could repost and add Employment Law as a category. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: I have two cases that will get my case overturned but my lawyer convinced me to plead guilty how can i take plea back

I took plea back in February i know these two cases will dismiss the main case against me i need some very creative but effective ineffective counsel arguments otherwise im stuck with 40 years when could be walking out the door today

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 26, 2019

Based on such little information, no attorney can answer.

You are facing 40 years. Then retain counsel.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Products Liability and Banking for Mississippi on
Q: If you didn't know about the crime ! Or anything , but you gave the criminal a ride hows that assasry after the fact ?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 26, 2019

You could repost this, adding Criminal Law to your categories. It looks like you're asking about "Accessory After the Fact." That's something a criminal defense attorney would know about. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Divorce for Mississippi on
Q: If in chapter 13 jointly with your wife and you get a divorce can you file chapter 7 legally?
Clark Dray
Clark Dray answered on Sep 26, 2019

You'll need to talk to your attorney (or get one if you don't already have one. In many jurisdictions, but not necessarily MI, the first step would be to bifurcate (split in two) your chapter 13 case. Then you and your wife have separate cases. At that point, your attorney can seek to convert your... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can a teacher physically restain a student, by forcefully grabbing the student's upper arm (causing bruising)?
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Sep 25, 2019

The not-straight-forward answer is that they shouldn't ever... BUT there are circumstances when a teacher or any other adult may be justified in physically restraining a student. A teacher is responsible for the welfare of all the student in their charge. If they used force to prevent an assault or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Mississippi on
Q: Does Mississippi allow churches as a 501(c)3 to have a consumer's certificate of exemption on sales tax?

We have come from other states that do have exemptions for churches on sales tax and It just seems odd that Mississippi would not as well

Randall R. Saxton
Randall R. Saxton answered on Sep 25, 2019

No, Mississippi does not exempt religious organizations from sales tax. However, churches may be exempt on the purchase of utilities if they qualify for a federal income tax exemption under 26 USCS Section 501(c)(3) if the utilities are used on a property that is primarily used for religions or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Mississippi on
Q: How much would it cost and how long does it take to probate a will and to make a new will.
Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Sep 25, 2019

There is no standard, fixed price for probate and there is no standard, fixed price for creating a will. Every case is different. Some are relatively simple. Some are relatively complex. Your best bet is to make an appointment for a personal consultation with a local estate planning attorney... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Mississippi on
Q: can the passenger of a boat that caught fire 5 days before a recall letter about fire was sent, also sue?

I was on a boat that caught on fire with a friend.. She owns the boat. We both had to jump off into the water and be pulled away before it went completely up in flames. 5 days after this happens, my friend receives a recall letter advising of a problem that could cause overheating and boat to catch... Read more »

Ronald Dean Gresham
Ronald Dean Gresham answered on Sep 18, 2019

What were the injuries of the occupants of the boat?

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Mississippi on
Q: can the passenger of a boat that caught fire 5 days before a recall letter about fire was sent, also sue?

I was on a boat that caught on fire with a friend.. She owns the boat. We both had to jump off into the water and be pulled away before it went completely up in flames. 5 days after this happens, my friend receives a recall letter advising of a problem that could cause overheating and boat to catch... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 19, 2019

Yes, it's possible you could sue, based on your injuries. I hope the two of you are okay, but keep records of any injuries sustained in the fire, in abandoning the vessel, and awaiting rescue in the water, if applicable. This could include emergency room visits, follow-up doctor visits, etc. If you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Mississippi on
Q: My husband & my mother-n-law filed our taxes & signed my name without my consent or my knowledge of him claiming me.

My husband refused to give me any of the money. Is there anything I can do legally? He also claimed my 2 children who were in my sole custody.

Jeffrey Anton Collins
Jeffrey Anton Collins answered on Sep 17, 2019

It sounds like you suspect that your husband has acted fraudulently. This situation is much more common that you might think. Therefore, IRS has organized several methods for you to report the tax return filing, to report the inappropriate claim of dependents, and to clear your good name. You will... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Convicted felon caught with fire arm....
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 14, 2019

You may need to reach out to a criminal defense lawyer to discuss this matter further... Looking at what you wrote, it is a little vague as to what you would like to know.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi on
Q: Will I be responsible for landlord's legal fees if I take them to small claims court and lose?

I am considering small claims court because my landlord has withheld my deposit and is asking for an additional $400. The unit was cleaned completely, with all aspects of their checklist followed, and there was no damage beyond ordinary wear and tear. They included 5 minor damages lumped together,... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 14, 2019

Yes, if you lose, under the rules for these types of claims, you would end up being responsible for their attorney's fees and court costs.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Mississippi on
Q: Mississippi laws if someone gave me a stolen gun for self defense after I was beaten but I didn't know it was stolen

And the guy who gave it to me for protection apparently never used his real name with me so I cannot be much help with catching him what kind of time am I most likely facing? Or what can I do to help my case?

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 14, 2019

The biggest thing you need to do is get with a lawyer ASAP. There are lots of details that go into mounting a defense in situations like this. I can imagine that you were either arrested or indicted as being in possession of stolen property or of a stolen firearm; however, there are many defenses... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Mississippi on
Q: My son was murdered by his son mother. When she is convicted, do I need to petition the courts for sole custody?

Her mother is physically unable to care for him. I do have grandparent visitation with the courts. She said she was going to leave him with her mom, but she is an alcoholic.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 14, 2019

Most definitely. My recommendation would be, depending on the living arrangements now, to seek custody ASAP. Regardless, though, custody will need to be established through the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Mississippi on
Q: In Mississippi, does an entity or individual have clear title to real property by virtue of a lawful tax conveyance?

Acquired a commercial property through a tax sale legally. Pearl River County legally conveyed the property to an entity I control. Does the entity I control have clear title to the conveyed commercial property and would a title company issue an owners title policy on the conveyed property without... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 14, 2019

Unfortunately, no, there will not be clear title until it is confirmed, because of the fact that the property was acquired through a tax sale.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Mississippi on
Q: If a police officer observe signs of abuse that officer should sign an affidavit his/herself right?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 14, 2019

Not necessarily, as law enforcement has a lot of discretion when it comes to filling out affidavits. That being said, there should at least be an incident report documents the interaction between the officer and those involved.

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