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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 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
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 Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for Mississippi on
Q: It has been two weeks since I was able to talk to my wife in jail. She has no bond and is on suicide watch in Lee county

She just needs to hear my voice and speak with me. It will help her so much and she'll be better. They will not let me contact her anyway. What options do I have to speak with her? I am desperate

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 6, 2019

Your only option, aside from visiting her during a set visitation day, would be to contact the jail about putting money on her books so that she can use the phone.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Mississippi on
Q: On my indictment for possession of meth does the actual weight have to be in said indictment
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 21, 2018

Unfortunately, no, they do not have to put the exact weight of drugs into the indictment; however, that may be something that a criminal defense attorney can attack once they receive discovery from the State.

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Q: Okay I xxx was shot in July 31 2016 in my abdomen in which the bullet exited my back authorities here in

Newton county was informed from Me who the alleged shooter was as well as the shooters orchestrator I after being dismissed from hospital went to local headquarters gave my statement both parties had been charged but still my case haven't been heard in front of grand jury and it's now past two... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Aug 24, 2018

Sadly, no. When it comes to pursuing a case, it is within the prosecutor's discretion as to when the case is presented to the grand jury. In other words, there really is no way to force the local law enforcement or DA into speeding things up.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Family Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can a Chancery Judge be sued? If so, under what circumstances (i.e. what actions by the judge COULD warrant a suit)?

(Please change to Mississippi Chancery..Sorry. The mix-up is a long story.)

Thank you.

Mr. James Parrish Coleman
Mr. James Parrish Coleman answered on Aug 10, 2018

You need to ask a Mississippi Attorney. There are no chancery courts in Alabama

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Mississippi on
Q: How long can they hold you in jail with out being indicated in the state of Mississippi?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Apr 28, 2018

The answer depends on different things, such as whether you were already out on a bond when you were arrested for the current charge, etc. With prolonged detention, and depending on the facts, you may have grounds to allege a speedy trial violation, particularly where the time that you’ve spent... Read more »

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Q: Can a inmate sentenced to manslaughter in 2008 be eligible for parole in Mississippi?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Apr 23, 2018

Likely not. Generally speaking, any person who is convicted of a violent crime, of which manslaughter is one, is ineligible for parole, probation, or any type of early release.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Mississippi on
Q: Mississippi house bill 59 state to strike reference "eligible for parole " what does this mean
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Feb 17, 2018

They would not be eligible for early release.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Mississippi on
Q: What's the difference between ms code 97-3-95 an ms code 43-47-18 (1)

It's a test question I will have in the future an I just need good wording to differentiate the two

Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman answered on Jan 24, 2017

You want a criminal lawyer to help you if you are looking at criminal charges. With that said, the latter statute deals with sexual battery of vulnerable adult by health care employees or persons in position of trust or authority and does not appear to have an age limitation unlike 97-3-95 for... Read more »

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Q: Who was the sides involved in the case of miller v. california 1973
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 20, 2015

Miller and California.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Mississippi on
Q: Whats a court case about the regulation of the freedom of press
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 19, 2015

Do an internet search about this. You might find some cases.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Mississippi on
Q: In mississippi according to federal guidelines how long does the lower court have to answer to a mandamus?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 16, 2015

Not enough facts are given for a meaningful answer other than it is usually swift.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Mississippi on
Q: Government contempt of a stay order.$1,000,000.00 Question: can you get that sum?

Lawrence County MS is in contempt of court ordered property storage, but the property has been destructed by the county's attorney.

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 28, 2015

Go see a local attorney about this for a full discussion of the issues.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Mississippi on
Q: Mississippi:I refused to lower my window more than 5 inches. Arrested for failure to comply. Any defense?

I was parked engine off with a female friend. Police officer pulls up behind us and approaches the car. I put my window down 4 to 5 inches. We are in a very dark area no traffic so communication is not at all effected. He questions why I won't put the window down. I just say for my safety. Doors... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 13, 2015

Surely, the cops have written a completely different story. You need to get a private criminal defense attorney locally to investigate all the facts and circumstances and do research into this particular topic.

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