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

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Q: If someone catches a Domestic Aggravated Assault 97-3-7 (4) crime what do the (4) mean?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 8, 2019

That's a subsection of the relevant domestic violence statute.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Mississippi on
Q: Abusive ex has taken our 5 month old daughter from MS to LA which state do I need to file for custody in?

my daughter was born in Louisiana due to insurance but has Mississippi address listed on the Birth certificate and she has lived her entire life in Mississippi. Her father who took her is on the birth certificate.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 6, 2019

You can file for custody in Mississippi, since that is where residency was established; however, you may want to do it sooner rather than later, otherwise, residence may be established in LA.

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Q: If u have 2 chargers of 97-3-7(3) (1)??? and u no u didnt do it.wat should i do in court? i no not guilty??? Right
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Apr 13, 2019

You should 1) plead not guilty, and 2) talk with a lawyer so that they can get some additional facts about your case and see how they can help.

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Q: What are my options I got my third domestic
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Oct 16, 2018

It really depends on the circumstances. I would highly recommend that you contact a criminal defense attorney to discuss further, especially concerning the facts and circumstances, so that you can be advised accordingly.

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Q: Hello I'm curious about false charges that was filed against me in which one was aggravated domestic violence

On August 1 authorities was called to the scene in regards to a argument amongst me and ex spouse each side of the story was given after that I was by authorities lead in to get personal belongings as well as being led out and also told by authorities that they couldn't make me leave because I had... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Aug 22, 2018

Not necessarily. While it best practice to arrest someone suspected of domestic violence ASAP, if your ex spouse went back alter and filed charges against you, then that could trigger them coming to arrest you later. That being said, your best bet is going to be to get with an attorney to delve... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Domestic Violence for Mississippi on
Q: I need some with getting a divorce

We have 3 kids 18,12,7. I’ve have him on child support but he don’t pay it. How can I get soul custody of my younger daughters. He’s beat and choke me in front my yougers daughters and his mother has beat on me too. He’s let the oldest daughter friend being heroin needles and heroin to... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jul 8, 2018

Based on the facts as you've told them, you have several grounds for a divorce. Feel free to reach out to any attorney on this forum, as most of us are happy to provide a free consultation to discuss your case, and advise you accordingly.

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Q: If I was charged with domestic aggravated assault can my bond be 75,000 ?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jul 8, 2018

Yes, so long as it is within the guidelines established by the rules of criminal procedure. That being said, a $75,000.00 bond is unusually high, unless the judge heard some of the facts and circumstances and made several factual determinations to warrant such a high bond.

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Q: in ms can a minor be charged with domestic violence
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jul 8, 2018

Long answer short, yes; however, depending on the severity of the allegations, it will more than likely end up in the youth court of the county in which the conduct occurred.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Mississippi on
Q: If I wanted to attend my sisters wedding, how can I get police escorts n standby to make sure I'm safe from a person

Who is threatened to kill me

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jun 25, 2018

Most police departments allow you to hire AND pay off duty officers.

However, there function is not to serve as bodyguards

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Mississippi on
Q: Need advice in representing self in a domestic simple assault case. Son father.

Randy (son) came home to what looked like His dad hurting his mom. His dad has history of this and I had broken up the dad's manhandling of mom that am. We have videos of mistreatment. So he pull is dad off mom and began to take her outside. His dad grab his wrist twisting behind back to almost... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 20, 2018

Sounds like you have everything that you may need to move forward on it. Your best bet, aside from having an attorney assist you, is to make sure that you communicate the facts and circumstances of your case to the judge.

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Q: Sentencing and Legal Options

OK, is a bit lengthy so bare with me. My mom just called and got this guy who; a year ago cut my mother's throat during a dispute. She filed a police report but ended up letting him live back with her. That being said, she never dropped the charges. So a warrant for his arrest remained in place.... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 14, 2018

Assuming that he was already released on a felony bond, if he gets picked up for another felony, he should not be released until one of the felonies is resolved. Her best bet would be to go ahead and file a formal complaint against him with local law enforcement, and see about getting a protective... Read more »

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Q: What proof does the state need to win an aggravated domestic violence conviction.

If the accused said that he did not touch the victim and the victim is saying she don't remember.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Mar 21, 2018

In order to prove their case, the State would need to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the underlying charge occurred, whether through doctor's reports, eye-witness testimony, etc.

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