Category: Criminal Law

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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Have you been charged with a crime?

Have you been charged with a crime? Have you been charged with a crime? Consult an attorney. False Impressions and Allegations Many people have seen movies or TV shows dramatizing a criminal trial. In fact, many people may remember televised trials, such as the O.J. Simpson case. These dramatizations, televised trials, and news clips are [..]

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Mississippi Legislation 2019 – Part 1

Mississippi Legislation 2019 Mississippi Legislation 2019:  The Mississippi legislature works every year to make laws or modify them. The following are a few 2019 updates concerning civil rights and liberties. Criminal Justice Reform The first notable legislation is HB 1352, short title Criminal Justice Reform Act. This bill’s intent is to help formerly incarcerated individuals [..]

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DUI options? What are your options for DUI?

What are your options for DUI? Consider the following… A general overview of driving under the influence is previously discussed here. As well, a discussion of roads blocks is found here. This article focuses only on driving under the influence of alcohol, and does not apply to driving under the influence of other intoxicants. DUI [..]

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