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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on

Q: is it against the law for the plaintiff's attorney in youth Court to take hearsay & lies & put it in the legal document

& file it with the court?

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 24, 2019

This is something you must consult with a Mississippi attorney about, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, if someone deliberately includes false information in court documents, knowing it to be false and knowing the court will rely on it, that could be a form of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Contracts, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Mississippi on

Q: Hello, I am considering pursuit of any money delagated to lamar county residents for compensation of the salmon and re

Ated projects. The cancer rate, effects on soil, water, animals, and children.

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 23, 2019

As a starting point, you could contact an environmental attorney or toxic tort attorney in Mississippi and ask if they would give you a free initial consultation. Keep in mind that these types of cases could require considerable budgets. They can involve costly soil and water sampling and analysis... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on

Q: I have a question

Ok if the person that pressed the charges don’t show up what happens

William Jaksa answered on Aug 19, 2019

There are many considerations... how was their evidence recorded? are they the only witness? were they properly subpoenaed? why are they not showing up? how serious are the charges? is there a possibility that they will be able to attend court on a different date?

Generally speaking, if...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Collections for Mississippi on

Q: I tried to call Aaron’s to get their furniture but they haven’t showed up for 5 months can they sue me for this??

I called them to pick it up because i could not afford the payment anymore but they have not showed up for 5 months

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 12, 2019

Yes. Why? Because--unless the "rent to buy" contract you signed allows you to cancel the contract at anytime--and also requires Aaron's to come pick it up ate your convenience you are stuck with the furniture--and stuck with the contract too. Enjoy.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on

Q: Charged with poss of marj with intend found Jan 5 I was in another state arrest Jan 27 17 no idict till April 2019

They did not indict til April 2019 after the two year mark my lawyer says that's not a problems 99-1-5 states different for Mississippi can somebody tell me what I should do or let me know if I'm.miss understand something

Arthur Calderon answered on Aug 12, 2019

It's going to depend on that indictment. I'd be curious to know whether the indictment occurred after the two-year mark of whether you were arraigned afterwards.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on

Q: In the state of MS if found guilty and convicted of taking of a motor vehicle, first offense, how much time you get?

Arthur Calderon answered on Aug 12, 2019

It really depends on the value of the motor vehicle. That being said, depending on some factors, you may be able to avoid jail time and even having this put on your record. I would highly recommend that you contact a criminal defense attorney to further discuss.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Mississippi on

Q: i was charged with simple assualt dom. violence what can happen to me

Arthur Calderon answered on Aug 12, 2019

Depending on the situation and whether this has happened before, you could be facing a fine, a no-contact order, and some jail time. Your best bet is going to be to contact a lawyer to see if there is anything that can be done to either get the case dismissed or take it to trial.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on

Q: Can I get a Grand Larceny felony in MS dropped to a misdemeanor?

I want to join the NAVY. Im 28 (Joseph Lee Creel). I caught a Grand Larceny, 1st offense, non-violent charge in 2012. Got 4 years, 2 to serve & 2 on probation. Violated by not reporting. Sent back to serve 2 years of which I flat-timed (100% completed). Can I get this lowered to a misdemeanor so I... Read more »

Arthur Calderon answered on Aug 12, 2019

It sounds like you were already found guilty, or at least pleaded guilty. If that is the case, then unfortunately, you do not qualify for it to be lowered to a misdemeanor. You may be eligible for it to be expunged; however, you will have to wait until five years after all terms and conditions of... Read more »

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

Q: How do I go about getting full custody of my child he has been with me since he was 6 months and he is now 4 yrs old.

His mother dropped my son off to my mother when he was six month old and haven't had him since and I got my son from my mother about a year ago and since he has been with me the mother is trying to take my son. I provide for my son, pay his daycare fees, and give him the love that he deserves and... Read more »

Arthur Calderon answered on Aug 12, 2019

You will likely need to get an attorney to file the necessary paperwork to start a child custody action.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on

Q: What is simple assault with a deadly weapon

Arthur Calderon answered on Aug 12, 2019

If it is simple assault, then it will be considered a misdemeanor; however, being that there is a deadly weapon involved, there is a good chance that it has been upgraded to a felony, which could carry some significant jail time.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Mississippi on

Q: Child support is automatically deducted from my paycheck . The mother has full custody and will not respond in any way.

This is concerning visitation.

Arthur Calderon answered on Aug 12, 2019

It sounds like you will need to have an attorney file a contempt action against the mother for failure to abide by a visitation order, assuming that there is one. If there is not one, then you will need an attorney to file the necessary petition to establish visitation rights with the child.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Environmental for Mississippi on

Q: Can you be a victim and a suspect in the same case

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 10, 2019

Yes, this can happen in a countless number of settings. Since your question is in the Environmental category, here is an illustration of how the scenario you describe might materialize. A crew member of the deck department of a ship is on navigational watch as the ship transits a channel. He... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Legal Malpractice and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on

Q: Is the plaintiff's attorney allowed to put hearsay & lies in a document and file it with the courts?

If it's against the law what can I do about it?

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 9, 2019

Are you serious?

Are you really asking if sn attorney can legally lie to the court?

If you believe thst is authorized, why would you consider believing anything a lawyer would write on here ?

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

Q: I believe the statutes of limitations on delinquent credit card debt in Mississippi is 3yrs. When does that 3yrs, start

Is it from the date of the last payment made on the account or does it start 180 days after the last payment made on the account

Randall R. Saxton answered on Aug 7, 2019

The statute of limitations starts on the date of last activity on your account. This could be the date you last made payment, but it could also be the date you last used the account, made a promise to pay, entered a payment agreement, or acknowledged liability for the debt.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Mississippi on

Q: What rights does estranged husband have after wife's death

Mother in law passed away 7_23_19

She found out in June 18 she had cancer

Her husband left her for someone else

They were not divorced at the time of her death. Her son ( my Husband) took care of her after her husband abandoned her

What should my Husband do?... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst answered on Aug 6, 2019

Take your mother-in-law’s will and a copy of the deed to the house to a Mississippi probate attorney. If there was no will, just let the attorney know. A lot depends on whether there was a will, how it was written, and how title to the house was held, so no answer can be provided in this forum

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Mississippi on

Q: Do I have a lawsuit case due to neglegent medication administration by doctors and staff.

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 4, 2019

It's possible you could, but there are very few facts to go on here. If you contacted a Mississippi med mal attorney, they would likely want to know what the medication was, the dosage administered, what it was prescribed for, your reaction to the medication, your medical history, among many other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on

Q: Hey can i apply for an apartment while I’m on probation they charged me with false pretense?

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 4, 2019

You fill out an app;ication

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Mississippi on

Q: Do I have reasons for a case?

I received an antibiotic shot and I have been experiencing soreness, stiffness in that area along with numbness in my leg. Could a nerve have been punctured?

Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 31, 2019

If you consulted with a Mississippi med mal attorney, they would need additional information to form any kind of legal opinion. Attorneys generally review a claimant's file with the guidance of a doctor or other medical professional. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi on

Q: My boyfriend has 3 simple domestic violence charges felony and was out on bond went bk to jail on the 3rd domestic the

Rebonded him and now a month later want to revoke his bond what can we do

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 27, 2019

Talk to your lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Mississippi on

Q: I have soreness and stiffness in my hip along with numbness in my leg after receiving a shot in my hip

Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 27, 2019

There wasn't a question, but if you're asking whether you have the grounds for a case, a Mississippi med mal attorney would likely ask for additional information or records. They would need further details. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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