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Q: I need help with this case please asap

Hey my name courtney Terrell asking for help for my lil brother ladirous terrell he got in trouble with some young boys an it dealing with kidnapping an carjacking iam only asking for help !! Because I just dont know wat more to do with the case they went head an charge him as a adult an they made... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 14, 2019

You should seriously consider reaching out to a criminal defense lawyer, as these situations are very fact-specific. Most lawyers on here, myself included, are willing to provide a free consultation to see how we can help out, or at the very least guide you in the right direction.

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
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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Q: How long can yhe juvenile courts hold my 12 year old for aggrevated assault?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Aug 22, 2018

Yes, because aggravated assault is considered a violent crime. That being said, I would be curious to know whether the child is in general population or at a juvenile detention center. Your (and his) best bet will be to get with an experienced criminal defense attorney to assist him in the youth... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Juvenile Law for Mississippi on
Q: First I was caught having a pipe, later I was caught having smoked weed, however, none was left. What is my punishment.

First I was found having a pipe and grinder and for this I was let go with a warning. Later I was cought having smoked In a room. However there was no marijuana remaining when I was found. What is the criminal punishment for this. I am also under the age of 18.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Aug 21, 2018

You may just be looking at a misdemeanor; however, regardless, given that it was just a drug-related crime, you should consider reaching out to an attorney, as the attorney may be able to work something out with the prosecutor so that you avoid jail time.

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Q: Can a minor (13) arrested for accidental shooting be put in jail with adults instead of juvenile detention center

This childs pic was not obscured in the paper and his full name and age were given he was bullied harassed and just received horrible treatment

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Aug 14, 2018

It really depends. Typically, they should be housed in a juvenile detention center until such time as they are adjudicated to be an adult; however, when they are charged with a violent crime, circuit court jurisdiction may automatically kick in, thus allowing them to be placed in general population.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can a l3 yr old be legally placed in an adult jail as they were arrested for an accidental shooting instead of juvi
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Aug 14, 2018

It really depends. Typically, they should be housed in a juvenile detention center until such time as they are adjudicated to be an adult; however, when they are charged with a violent crime, circuit court jurisdiction may automatically kick in, thus allowing them to be placed in general population.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights, Election Law and Juvenile Law for Mississippi on
Q: I live in MS. I'm 18. If i move out of MS and buy a house and live in TN, am I a legal adult?
Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Mar 26, 2018

MS judge's blog on the subject:

https://betterchancery.com/2011/08/22/emancipation-today/

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Mississippi on
Q: What do I have to do to get the money to pay for a car using the money I can’t get till I’m 21

The money from my mom when she died my grandad is over the money but no one wants to help me get a car but I can take care of a car I just need one

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Feb 11, 2018

Likely, a guardianship over the monies was established some time back, and the guardian will need to petition the court for funds to purchase your car.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can i get married and leave at 18

Can i get married at 18 in a different state and move out of my parents house in Ms with out them being able to do anything

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Oct 11, 2017

Marriage is one grounds for the Mississippi Emancipation of a Minor.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Mississippi on
Q: My boyfriend got arrested and took to the Juvenile Detention Center do i have the right to know what's going on?
Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones answered on Oct 4, 2017

There is a certain amount of information available online for the facilities which should include the charges they have him on and his hearing date.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Mississippi on
Q: My child was stopped for shoplifting, a police report was filed, and she may receive a summons to family court.

She was released to her parents. Is this an "arrest"? Is this a criminal record and does she have to show it on job applications or college form? Should we get an attorney for the family court appearance?

Amanda Lingold Spencer
Amanda Lingold Spencer answered on Apr 20, 2013

All youth court records and proceedings are sealed in the State of Mississippi. Assuming your child was placed in a juvenile detention center and not an adult detention center, this arrest is not a public record and would therefore not need to be shown on job applications or college applications.... Read more »

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