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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…

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…

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…

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…

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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