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Q: Convicted felon caught with fire arm....

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.

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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 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 »

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Q: A guy jumped on my car and I slung him off of it with the car. He filed aggravated assault.

I had the girl that is pregnant with his baby in my vehicle. He was waiting when I pulled into drop her off at her vehicle. I stopped halway into the parking spot when I saw him. He starting walking towards my vehicle and yelled something I packed up and tried to get out of there. He jumped on my... Read more »

Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 14, 2019

You need to get with a criminal defense lawyer ASAP. I'd be curious to know if you've been arrested yet. From the looks of it, you have a viable defense, considering that he was the one that initiated the contact.

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Q: Is pleading guilty a conviction in the state of Mississippi?

I was arrested for resisting the service of process. I plead guilty and paid a 500 dollars fine plus court cost.

Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 14, 2019

Pleading guilty is the same as taking it to trial and being found guilty. That being said, the conviction itself is what you were sentenced to (jail time, fines, etc.).

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Q: Well on the paper it says simple assault w/o

Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 14, 2019

You may need to clarify your question, as it cut off about half-way through you typing.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Mississippi on

Q: My 11 year old stole my new car that wasn’t insured while I was sleeping resulting in a head on collision.

I know financially I am liable but as far as punishment what is the standard. They so far have issued

her two traffic tickets. No license and no insurance which are both in adult court because there is no traffic violations for youth so what do you think will happen

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 3, 2019

she has a defense as an 11 year old can't form intent (they say). As far as the no insurance it's knowingly operate the car on the road without.

As to the insurance, if you notified the insurance company when you bought the new car or shortly after that then it would have insurance under...
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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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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.

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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.

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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 »

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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 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 »

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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

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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

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Q: I am on parol in Mississippi I broke my least and landlord said I owe $5600 is this effect anything

Marshall J Goff answered on Jul 21, 2019

Only way I could see this affecting your parole is if you broke your lease and moved without letting your Parole Officer know of your new address. I would consult a Mississippi attorney to attempt to further delve into the situation.

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Q: My brother has been locked up for 9 months. Hasn't been indicted yet. Court date is in Sept. What happens after his 270?

I'm in a different state. Just looking for any help I can get.

Marshall J Goff answered on Jul 21, 2019

The speedy trial right needs to be invoked by the defendant (your brother) and hopefully already was invoked at the time of his initial appearance. However, it is routine in certain counties for a defendant to wait beyond 270 days to obtain a trial.

Depending on his charges, he could ask...
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Q: Can body can footage the police have be throw out if that's the only evidence they have they don't have actual evidence

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 6, 2019

Body cam evidence is actual evidence

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Mississippi on

Q: We live in Mississippi. My 13y.o. son and his 15yo friend broke in a lady's house messed the walls up and stole stuff an

The lady is on vacation. She is pressing charges when she gits back. What will happen to my son. Will they put him in jail. If so how long?

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 4, 2019

Time to lawyer up BEFORE he gets arrested and gets a record which could ruin the rest of his life

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Mississippi on

Q: I had an accident and was transported to the hospital 6 months later I was picked up warrant for not showing up for

For court. The charge was DUI other but I wasn't tested, wasn't charged, booked in or etc. Was automatically found guilty when I missed court I knew nothing about what can I do.

Arthur Calderon answered on Jun 22, 2019

You need to contact a criminal defense lawyer ASAP, so that he or she can try and get the conviction overturns and force the prosecutor to start from scratch. Most lawyers on here, including myself, offer free consultations to see how we can help; however, you need to reach out to someone sooner... Read more »

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