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Coronavirus and Criminal Law

Coronavirus and Criminal Law

Misdemeanor Courts (City Court or Justice Courts):  In Mississippi, some city and justice courts are open, while others remain closed. Those that are open are not allowing more than 10 people in the courtroom at a time. Most courts that are open are not allowing...
Simple Assault and Domestic Violence

Simple Assault and Domestic Violence

Q: What qualifies as assault? Most people don’t realize assault is not just intentionally striking another person, punching them or getting into a fight. Simple Assault can involve only minor cuts and scratches or bruises. If you push someone once and even if lightly,...
Traffic Stop Rights

Traffic Stop Rights

Q: What are my rights during a traffic stop? Seeing blue lights in the rear view mirror can be nerve-wracking to anyone, whether or not they are doing something wrong.  Part of the explanation for why an innocent person’s blood pressure might go up at the sight of...
Public Defender

Public Defender

Q: What is a public defender? The Sixth Amendment, according to the Supreme Court, gives a defendant (the person charged with a crime) the right to a public defender in all criminal proceedings where the defendant is facing incarceration. The law in Mississippi...
Lawyer Contact

Lawyer Contact

Q: How much contact with you as my lawyer should I expect? A lawyer has an ethical and professional duty to communicate with their client. That being said, an internet search of lawyer reviews will attest that the number one complaint of clients regarding lawyer...