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Clarence Terrell Guthrie III

Ridgeland Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What does joint legal custody mean?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Clarence Terrell Guthrie III
    1 lawyer answer

    Section 93-5-24 of the Mississippi Code Annotated states that "joint legal custody" means that you and your ex will both have decision-making rights, responsibility, and authority relating to your children's health, education, and welfare. Normally under joint legal custody you are required to cooperate with your ex in regards to making big decisions, to keep him informed of anything that might affect your children's health, education, and welfare, and to keep him informed of your whereabouts,...

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  2. What can I do about a judge who's forcing me to go to trial without an attorney?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jordan Matthew Bankhead
    2. Clarence Terrell Guthrie III
    2 lawyer answers

    Mr. Bankhead is correct. Whether or not he receives the assistance of an attorney is within the discretion of the municipal court judge. As to your request for additional information: "He also needs to know what to do if, in fact, they do proceed with trial and he's convicted. Who does he file the appeal with?" Clarksdale, Mississippi is in Coahoma County. Coahoma County is one of 21 Mississippi counties that have a county court, and in accordance with Uniform Circuit and County Court...

  3. How long does DUI violation stay on my record?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Clarence Terrell Guthrie III
    2. Brendan Michael Kelly
    2 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately a DUI conviction in Mississippi stays on your "record" forever. The general misdemeanor expungement statute, Miss. Code Ann. § 99-19-71, states that any person convicted of a misdemeanor, and who is a first offender, can ask the court to expunge all public records of the conviction. But the statute excludes convictions for traffic violations, and the Mississippi Attorney General has interpreted a DUI conviction to be a traffic violation within the meaning of that statute. 1986...

  4. What should i do if my lawyer isnt really involved with my case???

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Clarence Terrell Guthrie III
    2. Stephen Walker Burrow
    2 lawyer answers

    I think your best course of action at this point is to request an appointment with him in his office. Usually any breakdowns in communication are best resolved face-to-face.

  5. What is the statute of limitations for an aggravated assault crime? Can I file a civil claim 9 years later?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Clarence Terrell Guthrie III
    1 lawyer answer

    In Mississippi, the statute of limitations for most "intentional" torts, which would include aggravated assault and maiming, is one year. MIss. Code Ann. Section 15-1-35.