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I was charged with misdemeanor possesssion of paraphernalia and misdemeanor possession of marijuana and the court will not let me pay the fine without appearing before the judge...I no longer live in that town and was hoping to resolve this matter...
For most misdemeanors, you can pay the fine prior to the court date and you will not have to appear. However, there are some charges the judge will require your appearance. Those charges typically carry consequences more than just a payment of a fine. For the paraphernalia charge, the penalty for a conviction can include serving up to 6 months in jail. If it is your first marijuana charge and it is below 30 grams, you only face a fine. However, if you are charged with possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, then the consequences are enhanced. Also, if you are convicted of either charge, you will face a 6 month license suspension. I would advise you consult with an attorney as the statute is very clear, you cannot be charged with possession of paraphernalia if you are also charged with simple possession of marijuana.See question
Hi there I have a court date set for March 6th on Monday, one that I was unaware I'd have to attend until today. I was driving through Mississippi to drive my husband back home to Louisiana from graduating his marine boot camp in South Carolina, a...
The consequences for excessive speed is typically on payment of a fine. By the time you add assessments to the fine, you may be somewhere in the neighborhood of $300.00. However, a conviction for speeding can carry up to 10 days in jail; though, not likely. It depends on which jurisdiction you were charged.See question
I am currently on probation. I've been on there since November 2015 and I was due to get off soon. A few days ago I got into it with the mother of my kids and pushed down the door in the apartment we live in. She called the police they press charg...
The answer to your question depends on too much information that is unknown. For instance, what was your previous charge, what was the disposition of your previous charge, what jurisdiction did the original charge occur, what jurisdiction did the new charge occur, what are the terms of your probation, and so much more. However, worst case scenario, your probation officer will attempt to violate your probation and you will be required to appear before the judge in your original case. At that point, the judge will have a variety of options to consider, the worst of which would involve you going to prison. You need to contact an attorney immediately.See question
His charge is armed robbery in Mississippi
Your brother needs to continue requesting an attorney; however, depending on what stage in the legal process he is in depends on if an attorney can be appointed to represent him. Nevertheless, should you hire an attorney for your brother, that attorney should have immediate access to him in the jail. That would allow you to determine what exactly is going on with his case.See question
I received first charge at dollar gen under 20 second charge 2 weeks later. Under 30. Im 42 years old IV never been in any kind of trouble before. I have just been approved for disability. Bipolar cod and so forth do you think I could get out of c...
A medical/mental condition is something a prosecutor or judge can take into consideration when determining if they prosecutor you or if you are found guilty. Mental competency concerns knowing right from wrong and considers your capability of assisting your attorney with a defense. You need to contact an attorney and discuss your case.See question
OK the ticket says I have a warrent but the bailsman shows no warrent for my arrest for not showing up for court . Now I live in Ms and I payed all my tickets but I can't pay this last one. What do I do?
The bondsman will not likely have access to the database that indicates if you have an active warrant. You need to hire an attorney to contact the court which issued the warrant to determine if there is a means to have it removed. If you are unable to pay the cost of the ticket, a lot of court will allow you to set up a payment plan.See question
The prosecutor wants to go to trial to talk to officer,after I explained to prosecutor that I asked for test an was not given one
As you can see, you can certainly be charged with DUI without being given the opportunity to take a breath, blood, or urine test. However, if you read the law closely, the officer SHALL offer you a test if the officer has probable cause to believe you were operating a vehicle on the public roadways while under the influence of alcohol or any other substance that impairs your ability to operate a vehicle. Further, there is an attorney general's opinion that bolsters this position. The problem is that there is no penalty for failure of the officer to offer a test. You will certainly have a good argument to present to the judge if the officer failed to fulfill his lawful obligations.
You need to contact an attorney to further discuss the particulars of your case to determine what options you may have.See question
1st non adjuducated dui. Interlock since dec. Last night i failed test on interlock i had taken prescribed cold med it said i coUld retake test after x amount of minutes. I was scared to death, i didnt retake it. I went inside my house instead. Ho...
You should contact your attorney and discuss this matter with them. The old version of the law required the Defendant to produce documentation indicating that there were no violations; however, the law no longer requires such documentation. This option is left in the judge's discretion and your attorney should know what the judge is going to expect.See question
I received a speeding ticket on Hwy 49 towards the end of July and will have to appear in court next week in Rankin County. I am wanting to know about what will take place in the courtroom and if there is also a way to get out of paying for the ti...
You will be required to appear in Rankin County Justice Court for an initial appearance. This will be your opportunity to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. If you plead guilty, they will assess you a fine plus assessments. If you plead not guilty, they will set the matter for trial in which you will have to reappear in justice court. At the trial, the court will allow both the officer and you to testify about the incident. Based upon the evidence presented, the judge will determine if you are guilty or not.
The only way to get out of paying the ticket is for the judge to either find you not guilty or dismiss the charge based on some legal theory.See question
My license in Tennessee has been suspended for many years over fines I haven't paid (over $1,000 in court costs from tickets the judge threw out)and I moved to Mississippi recently. So I was wondering if Mississippi would grant me a license or har...
Mississippi will not likely allow you to obtain a license until the hold is removed from your record from Tennessee. Although Tennessee is one of the five states that is not a part of the Interstate Driver's License Compact which allows free access of information between states, the suspension will likely be known by Mississippi and they will not issue you a license.See question