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Expungement of Criminal Record in Mississippi

Rely on on an experienced North Mississippi, DUI attorney to get you out of the bind you are in. You may think that it is unnecessary to hire a lawyer for a DUI/DWI charge, but it is one of the most important decisions you will make. It is important to make sure that you have someone on your sid…

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Charged with a DUI in North Mississippi?

Rely on on an experienced North Mississippi, DUI attorney to get you out of the bind you are in. You may think that it is unnecessary to hire a lawyer for a DUI/DWI charge, but it is one of the most important decisions you will make. It is important to make sure that you have someone on your sid…

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How to Collect a Judgment against a Debtor

While you may have won in court, it can be difficult to collect the money that’s owed to you. This article provides some tips on how you can also get paid in Mississippi when you win your case. Demand Payment Sometimes the defendant is willing to just pay the money they owe rather than try and …

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What to do when a Tenant has Defaulted

Landlords, like everyone else, are feeling the pressure as COVID-19 continues to cause devastation. Businesses and individuals alike are seeing fewer customers and less revenue. They’re also experiencing a decrease in income that’s limiting their ability to pay rent on time and may mean that land…

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What should I do at a DUI Checkpoint?

Mississippi law states you have to adhere to a 0.08% limit BAC if convicted of DUI. The penalties are imposed by the court & Mississippi Department of Public Safety, and if you are found driving with a BAC of higher concentration, you are almost guaranteed to receive an alcohol-related citation T…

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DUI Expungement in North Mississippi

Any person convicted of a first offense DUI under Miss. Code Ann. § 63-11-30(2) or (3), who was not the holder of a commercial driver’s license or commercial learning permit at the time of the offense, may petition the circuit court of the county of conviction for an order to expunge the record o…

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Information about the Desoto County Court System

The Desoto County Court system includes many courts located within the county. Desoto County has not only the County Courts but also municipal courts. The municipal courts in Desoto County are located in the Cities of: Walls, Horn Lake, Southaven, Olive Branch, Hernando, Nesbit, and Lake Cormo…

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Bonds on Criminal Charges

When people are released before trial, it’s either through a bond or through an agreement. The Mississippi Constitution, Section 29, dictates that these matters are decided by the courts. The use of the following considerations should be followed when deciding on bail in a case: The length o…

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Misdemeanor Expungement in Mississippi

Misdemeanor Expungement of First Offense “Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor that is not a traffic violation, and who is a first offender, may petition the justice, county, circuit or municipal court in which the conviction was had for an order to expunge any such conviction from…

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Consequences of not Paying your Mississippi Property Taxes

In Mississippi, when you don’t pay your property taxes on time, your property taxes owed may have to go through a tax sale. This is a public auction, meaning your house and land could get sold. But the new owner won’t be able to live or inhabit your property right away – you’ll have a two years t…

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Contesting Drivers License Suspension for Refusal to Blow

When you are stopped by an officer. The officer is required to appropriately make the stop also known as probably cause. The Officer is also required to appropriately make the request for the breathalyzer test. The procedure begins when the police officer has reasonable grounds and justification…

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Charged with Domestic Violence in North Mississippi?

Mississippi Code § 97-3-7 states: (1) (a) A person is guilty of simple assault if he or she (i) attempts to cause or purposely, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; (ii) negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon or other means likely to produce death o…

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What is the Castle Doctrine in Mississippi?

Under the Castle Doctrine, if an intruder enters your property without consent and you use reasonable force to remove them, then you are not legally liable for any injury they sustain after being evicted. There are exceptions to this rule if someone is injured while breaking in but the overall ef…

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Changes to DUI Laws in Mississippi

On October 1, 2014 major changes were made to Mississippi’s DUI laws, below are some of the major changes to the Mississippi DUI laws: 1. Ignition interlock comes to Mississippi – Recently, an ignition interlock device has been placed in DUI law in Mississippi this year. A breath test machine wh…

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LGBT Criminal Defense

All LGBT criminal and DUI defense clients deserve the same respect and equal protection under the law. This is a constitutional right. You may have seen Lady Justice pictured with a blindfold so that she can judge without prejudice. This is because our law firm believes that the law must protect …

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Is “Buzzed” Driving Drunk Driving in Mississippi?

If you’re facing an arrest for DUIs, you need to understand the penalties can be more severe in Mississippi. You can incur steep fines, serve jail time, and lose your driver’s license the first time you’re convicted of a Mississippi DUI. Should you plead guilty to DUI if you were only ‘buzzed’? C…

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