Category: Criminal Law

Restoration of voting rights

Restoration of voting rights This article is about restoration of voting rights. Previously we discussed gun rights here. This is about your right to vote after you have been convicted of a crime. Without going into a history lesson, the United States Constitution did not originally guarantee a right to vote. Although amendments and Court [..]

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Mississippi Civil Asset Forfeiture

Mississippi Civil Asset Forfeiture – The United States Supreme Court’s Recent Opinion Mississippi is one of four states that does not recognize that the excessive fines clause of the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution applies to the states. As the result of a new decision by the United States Constitution, that will change. [..]

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Need a clean record?

Need a clean record? You can expunge the record of certain convictions, and most arrests, by petitioning the court who had original jurisdiction. State laws define whether or not you can qualify. For example, in Mississippi, you can expunge the convictions of felony bad check, simple possession of a controlled substance, felony false pretense, grand [..]

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Have you been sued or charged with a crime?

Sued? Charged with a crime? Talk to an attorney. Call the Panter Law Firm, PLLC, at 6016073156. If this is your first time involved in a legal action, consider the following information… Judicial Districts Mississippi has 82 counties.  There are 20 distinct Chancery and Circuit Court districts.  For example, Rankin County makes up the entirety [..]

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My driver’s license was suspended, now what?

This is the first part of a series of posts about a suspended driver’s license. Have you ever had your licensed suspended?  In a place like Mississippi, where most people are dependent upon their own transportation, a driver’s license is a vital thing. Why might my license be suspended? There are many reasons your license [..]

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DUI and DUI-other

If you get pulled over by an officer of the law for any reason, and appear to be intoxicated, you will find yourself in a difficult position.  You may think to yourself, “ I knew this would happen.  I only had a couple drinks but I didn’t think I was unable to drive.” Or maybe [..]

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Civil forfeiture – when the government takes your property

The government may take your property if it is believed to have been used as part of a crime. This means that the property may not just be held for evidence, but may actually be possessed or sold by the law enforcement authority or authorities who made the arrest. This is called civil asset forfeiture, [..]

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