The marijuana was found under and around my car...
Yes, you absolutely need an attorney for this. This is a no-brainer. You are facing serious time in the custody of MDOC with this type of charge.See question
my husband got his second dui he was bonded out and given a court date he went to that court date and pled not guilty he was then given a trial court date which he missed he called down o the court house and they told him to just come in and see t...
The usual procedure here in a Mississippi justice or municipal court (the first court in which a DUI 2nd Offense is prosecuted) is a trial to occur "in the absence of the defendant." So yes, one can be adjudicated "guilty as charged" when he/she misses the trial date.
Further, an appeal to the Circuit Court of Simpson County if it is filed no later than 30 days from the judgment date of the justice or municipal court conviction & sentence, AND if the new appearance bond and cost bonds are deposited with the Circuit Clerk's office. This will result in a "stay" on the execution of the sentence, while the appeal for a new trial in the Circuit Court is pending.
This is not easy, and if you do not have a lawyer, then you need to get one!See question
I got an open container ticket this past weekend in oxford, MS. I am from Kentucky and have a DUI in the state. Could I still have my DUI expunged if my open container ticket can be expunged?
As for the open container charge in Oxford, MS, you should contact a criminal defense lawyer who is familiar with the law and procedure for handling such a case. Alcohol related violations are aggressively prosecuted in Oxford and Lafayette County, so prepare yourself accordingly. I practice statewide and like many others, offer a free basic consultation to discuss your case.See question
Greetings. I wanted to to know if I pled no contest and had an adjudication withheld for felony charges in the state of Florida and I wanted to apply for licenser for occupations such as occupational therapy or speech therapy in the state of Mis...
Yes, the State of Mississippi generally gives full faith and credit to a "conviction" following a "no contest" plea in a different state.See question
He has never been arrested for marijuana
My advice: consult with a criminal defense lawyer to discuss options for the best solutions to this problems. Myself and many others offer free initial consultations, and I practice statewide.
Convicted of DWI in St Charles parish over a year ago. Went to get DL reinstated and was told a IId has to be installed for a year even though I don't own a vehicle.
Contact your Louisiana DWI attorney, or, if you don't have one, then schedule a consultation with one. Good luck.See question
I am in drug court in desoto county in Mississippi. Everybody else with drug charges can get their record expunged, why can't I? I didn't hurt anyone.
You cannot have a Felony DUI conviction expunged because it is based on Mississippi statutory law. The only type of DUI conviction that may be expunged is a DUI first offense, which is a misdemeanor, and even then there is a set of strict requirements to be even be eligible for this.See question
The case is a for sure win.Just waiting on EEOC to finish investigation.The case is against the State Mississippi.My job has 3300 employees.I will be asking for punitive damages & I can prove it along with hospital records and supervisor amending...
A couple of observations:
- If you are looking for an out-of-state attorney to help you with a case in Mississippi here on AVVO, then you should try to post this question to the lists of other states. That said, it may be difficult to find an out-of-state attorney who is either licensed in Mississippi, OR who is willing to accept your case for representation on a "pro hac vice" basis (Google that if you don't know what it means) this way. That is, through inquiries on AVVO.
- There is hardly such a thing as a "for sure" win for any kind of case in the law. Attorneys who have practiced law long enough and have had ample experience in communicating with people have heard such things before, and we know that such high expectations as that can lead to more problems that I care to discuss in this answer, if reality doesn't meet those high expectations. Cases may appear to be "very strong" or "very weak" for the individual who needs an attorney's help, but no honest attorney will ever tell someone that a case will be won, "for sure." Especially one that May eventually go before a judge and/or jury.See question
It's my first offense but I almost stole $23 dollars worth of items. I was never read my Miranda rights, was told multiple times police would not be involved and that I would get to go home soon as this or that was completed. They lied on both acc...
Not being read your Miranda rights isn't a "get out of jail" card. It is probably the most misunderstood concept of the general public when it comes to criminal law enforcement. If you were interrogated while in custody, then any incriminating statements should be inadmissible in a trial against you, if you weren't read the Miranda rights.
As far as everything else, it won't matter that the police officer was "rude." The fact is, you have been charged with a serious crime and you need a lawyer. Consult with one as soon as possible.See question
I'd be a distracted and dangerous driver. One could compare past driving record to now and see no wrecks or tickets in recent years. I would think distracted driving is more dangerous. It's not like 20 mg makes me high. I still suffer exhausted fa...
If you have been charged with a DUI, hire counsel. Plain and simple. The prescription itself won't save you from being convicted in court. I have been in court many, many times and seen individuals who thought they could "do it themselves" in "DUI other substance" cases get convicted because they didn't make the wise move to have an attorney to defend them. Showing the prescription bottle, having information from the Internet, a doctor's written statement, etc., won't matter at all when the prosecutor turns to the officer who charged you with this, and asks him/her, "do you think that [you] was impaired at the time of driving?"
"OF COURSE," the officer will tell the prosecutor. Why else would the officer have charged you? The officer will most likely desire to have you convicted if he/she took the time to file a DUI charge. It is serious business all throughout the state and the country. The media frequently reports on cases where others are hurt or killed because of an alleged "drunk driver" or, as in your case, an alleged "drugged driver." Because of this, the authorities err on the side of caution to protect themselves (think in terms of "political pressure" and "job security"), and in the name of "public safety" they generally try to come down hard on every defendant accused of a DUI, no matter how weak their case against that person may be.
It is a crime of opinion. But it is a serious crime, and it is foolish for anyone to represent himself or herself for any serious crime.
Courtrooms, court clerks, judges, prosecutors, police officers, the Department of Public Safety, the probation agency, MASEP, MADD, etc. = a web of complexity that simply cannot be and should not be handled without an experienced criminal & DUI defense attorney assisting someone accused of something as dire as a DUI.
I offer a free comprehensive consultation to discuss options and sound, proven strategies for helping someone facing a DUI charge, as do other attorneys I know. You have hope. My first advice is to take advantage of one of these consultations and then move forward based on that. Good luck!See question