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Q: Need assistance on appealing a case dealing with Termination
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 27, 2019

You need to contact an employment law attorney. You could add Employment Law to the Appeals/Appellate you already selected, or contact attorneys directly, either through this site (Find a Lawyer) or through your independent searches. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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Q: How do I appeal a court case?

The judge did not even let me explain my side of the story. He automatically sided with the plaintiff without going over any evidence that I brought to court to present to him. I feel like I was discriminated against, but I have no idea why.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 27, 2019

A starting point could be to contact an attorney in Mississippi for a brief consultation to review the decision and the grounds for appeal. As a general matter, keep in mind that the period in which to file appeals is generally short (in the order of days with many matters). Also keep in mind that... Read more »

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Q: My brother is locked up in Mississippi for burglary under the 3 strikes rule. Is there anyway to appeal? He's done 18yrs

He was on drugs when the burglaries occurred. How could a man get life in prison for burglary? I need to get my brother out!

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Apr 2, 2018

You will need to consult an attorney. If I am understanding your question correctly, your brother was indicted and sentenced under a particular Mississippi statute, and is what is called an 83-habitual offender, meaning that he has particular felonies in his background which, when combined with his... Read more »

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Q: appeal

My issue is that I borrowed $1,000 from a loan place and it was a 90 day no interest. I was a few days late on the payment and they said that I had defaulted on the loan. So I just continued the monthly payments. I ended up in the hospital having a baby and was unable to make the payment because I... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Mar 19, 2018

It really depends on the circumstances. Judge's are given a certain level of discretion when issuing judgments, particularly when it comes to collection or breach of contract claims.

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Q: My Son is incarcerated under a name and social security number not belonging to him. Is the conviction legal?

My son was convicted and sentenced to life in prison under a name and social security number not belonging to him

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Mar 13, 2018

It depends. It may be worthwhile to have a local attorney review the case. Often local attorneys offer a free consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Mississippi on
Q: Was talked. Into doing somethings. Didnt want to do it. Was convinced. Did time. Wamt it off record.

The person that set me up is now willing to tell the truth about how she set me up becouse her mother wanted me locked away. Was begged for over a half an hour. Told her didnt want to do it multiple times. Wouldnt stop begging. Finaly did it so i woild be left alone. Got me giving her $20 worth of... Read more »

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Mar 8, 2018

In some instances a felony or minor in possession charges can be expunged. Expungement removes “all records relating to an arrest, indictment, trial, and finding of guilt, in order to restore one to the status occupied prior thereto….” Stallworth v. State, 160 So. 3d 1161, 1163 (Miss. 2015).... Read more »

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Q: Can a Habeas Corpus be filed on a capital murder charge. Have already done a appeal.

Was hoping to get insight on whether a Habeas Corpus can be filed once the appeal is lost on a capital murder charge. It is in the state of Mississippi. Please help

Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman answered on Feb 1, 2017

An habeas corpus position needs a law who specializes in it. With that said, here is a paper that gives an overview: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33391.pdf

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Q: During a criminal trial is it illegal to bring up testimony of a defendants previous aquitted trial by prosecution?

During a trial, prosecution alluded to testimony of a prior trial the defendant was aquitted of years before trying to taint the jury. Even in closing arguments. Isn't that a call for retrial?

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 11, 2015

It depends upon the exact facts.

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Q: Lower Court over ruled by Appeals Court...

Lower Court ruling is over turned by Appeals Court. If MS Supreme Court doesn't hear case, will the Lower Court judge allow new testimony to be presented or will the judge only revise the ruling on the trial that was over ruled?

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 8, 2015

You have given no facts about this. One needs to know what happened in the trial court as well as the appellate court in order to answer fully. You gave nothing about these matters.

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Q: Can you violate yourself on post release suspervison and then get a reconsideration after?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 24, 2015

No facts given means we can hardly even comment.

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Q: What happens when a trial transcript is needed but their isn't available..?

The court of appeals denied me due to me not providing them with a transcript from my first trial,, they felt they couldn't connect the gaps.. but on motion for rehearing they learn a transcript from my first trial doesn't exist due to the abrupt termination of my trial.. what happens then..?

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 1, 2015

You must look to the rules of appellate procedure in your state.

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