Category: Criminal Law

Do you need an expungement?

Need an expungement? Filing an expungement in Mississippi… The Mississippi Legislature controls what may be expunged. Sometimes, the discretion is left to the controlling jurisdiction (i.e., the judge or court that sentenced you). There are several crimes listed that are not currently eligible for an expungement. For example, a DUI is considered a traffic offense. [..]

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Were you raided by ICE?

Raided by ICE? Immigration and Customs Enforcement The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the branch of the government that has authority across all the States to enforce the deportation of people who are not citizens, or do not have any license to be in the United States (known commonly as “work visa” or [..]

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They have been locked up too long?

The right to counsel and a speedy trial during COVID-19; have they been locked up too long? Life during quarantine…  Covid-19 has changed everything. But… The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution STILL grants a right to a speedy trial.  The United States Supreme Court has interpreted the application of this law since its [..]

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I Need a Post Conviction Relief

Post Conviction Relief How do I get relief from an unjust sentence? Once you are convicted there are a few different routes to get out of the penitentiary as soon as possible. If you have gone to trial and lost the verdict, the method would first be to appeal the trial court for a remand [..]

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Disorderly Conduct – Failure to Comply

Have you been charged with Disorderly Conduct, Failure to Comply? You need to know what to do when you have been charged with Disorderly Conduct This charge is becoming more and more frequent. Because of social media, the traditional media at large, and the way that they have dramatized everything; they polarized society. There is [..]

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White Collar Crime?

White Collar Crime Big Trouble in Little Mississippi Recently, the State Auditor has exposed and brought to prosecution individuals charged with embezzlement. This was found by tracing unaccounted money. For example, embezzlement by local officials and employees using public money that doesn’t belong to them, by cash or card. One reason this has gone unnoticed [..]

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Retaliation Against a Public Servant

Retaliation Against a Public Servant This lawyer sharpened his teeth on a jury trial involving an indictment of retaliation against a public servant. Hopefully, the appeal made District Attorneys and other local prosecutors look harder before presenting a case on, what I consider to be, an unconstitutional and unnecessary law. The statute is § 97-9-127, [..]

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How can I clear my record?

How can I clear my record? This is an overview of expungement law in Mississippi if you are wondering “can I clear my record?” Discretionary expunction upon petition, notice, and hearing in municipal court Upon prior notice to the municipal prosecuting attorney and upon a showing in open court of rehabilitation, good conduct for a [..]

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Second Amendment Rights

Is an Ounce of Prevention Worth More Than a Pound of Cure? Yes. Normally I would agree with this statement. I believe it is better to brush your teeth regularly than have a dentist pull them out. How does this analogy apply to Second Amendment rights? Why this does NOT work with gun laws… Many [..]

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