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  • How one define possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

    a charge has been brought against me behind a lie which said a shot was fired in the ground. no gun have been recovered nor a gunpowder test

    Victor’s Answer

    Your question mixes the charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon with the proof for conviction on that charge. A charge is not a conviction,and all anyone needs to charge someone with any crime is mere probable cause( a very low criminal standard).Stated another way,all someone needs to bring a charge is a pen that can write,and an affidavit form to write out the charge! Once this affidavit is sworn before the court the prosecution can begin. However,the criminal justice system provides you with a trial and the prosecution must prove their case first,and then you have the right to defend your self by putting on your evidence. Good Luck!

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  • If I have my record sealed can I own a firearm?

    I was convicted of a felony, leaving crash involving injury in 2007, but i received probation and fines, no jail time. This happened in Florida but my residence is Mississippi. If I have my record sealed in Florida, am I able to own a Firearm?

    Victor’s Answer

    The State of Mississippi has a procedure to allow you to have your hunting rights restored on a county by county basis. Each county may have different procedures,and you should consult a criminal defense attorney in the county/counties where you wish to hunt.Good Luck

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  • WHAT ARE THE JUDGE ETHICAL CODE.

    A YOUTH COURT JUDGE PUTTING DIRECT INFLUENCE IN A NONE RELATED FELONY CASE

    Victor’s Answer

    No Attorney on this list can fully answer your question without much more information. You will continue to be angry at the legal system without consulting a Criminal Defense Attorney . Please contact the Mississippi Bar in Jackson for a referral to a Criminal Defense Attorney near you.Should you be unable to afford an Attorney,seek help from the public defenders office. Good Luck!

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  • What can be done to a prejudice judge

    a judge is aimed to get me locked up because he felt i should have been confined instead of probation

    Victor’s Answer

    Much more information is needed to answer your question. As in your other questions posted here in different forms I get the impression that you are acting as your own Attorney.This action will simply leave you with more questions than answers,and a lot of frustration with the legal system. Attorneys spend years learning the Law and many more years practicing in courts to begin to understand how the legal system works. The very fact,as you state,that you are NOT locked up,goes to show that the legal system has helped you,so far.Now it's time to hire an Attorney,or the system may not be so kind the next time. Good Luck

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  • What do I do when a Judge is obviously discriminating against me?

    In my case he has been the judge who gave me an excessive bond, been a lawyer for the so called victims, now he resides over another court where I go for help and he turns on me.

    Victor’s Answer

    Much more information is needed to answer your question. However,Judges have ethical standards to follow,just as all Lawyers do in this state.Call the Mississippi State Bar association in Jackson for assistance with your claim.Perhaps more urgent,however is your need to handle court matters which will happen quickly.I get the feeling that you are representing your self and as you can see,hasn't worked out so well. Please contact an Attorney today,most Attorney's will not charge for an first meeting,but good Attorney's are expensive.Good Luck!

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  • Is a warrant still legal if an incident happened 3 years ago and you were never informed of a court date or arrested?

    3 years ago I pressed charges against my brother for assault and later spoke with an officer about dropping the charges. She said it was okay. We never heard anymore from it until 3 years later when my brother was picked up on the same charges alt...

    Victor’s Answer

    Charges are filed by signing an affidavit(sworn statement),and once filed an arrest warrant is issued by the court(presiding Judge). This warrant is active until served,or,an appearance is made in court by the person who signed the warrant to withdraw(drop)the charges.This procedure is formal,and can not simply be done when an officer "says ok". Now your brother needs legal counsel to handle this matter in open court and before the Judge. Good Luck!

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  • Can a felony embezzlement charge get expunged?

    I did not have a good lawyer, so I was charged with this crime in 1995. I have not been in any trouble since then. I did a very stupid thing when I was younger, but I think I deserve a second chance.

    Victor’s Answer

    Other ways exist to allow you clean up your record.Governors pardons allow you to have your crime to be pardoned,and the House or the Senate members can sponsor a legislative bill to return your civil rights. Neither of these methods is quick or inexpensive. Contact legal counsel today.Good Luck!

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  • What does remanded in MS mean?

    I had a misdemeanor charge remanded in MS back in 2007. Someone told me remanded charges are dismissed after 12 months. Is it? If so, how can I get official court document indicating so. The final disposition I obtained 2 months ago says it is ...

    Victor’s Answer

    When you are arrested,your record of arrest is with the local law enforcement agency,the state agency(mississippi crime information center) and the national agency(the national crime information center).This record of photographs,fingerprints,reports,ect,remains on file forever,unless action is taken to close/seal said records. In addition,almost nothing happens automatically with cases remanded/dismissed. As you have stated,ALL EMPLOYERS now require you to disclose prior records/convictions on all job applications. Your record is very important,and you should seek legal assistance to deal with these matters.Good Luck!

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  • Who would like to beat this one

    Road block. I-10 bay st louis exit.Cop says he smells pot pull over. So I did.No evidence was found no field test was given even after i offered. i was arrested and hulled to jail where a urine sample was taken.

    Victor’s Answer

    I am the co-Author of Mississippi Dui Law and Practice,Thompson/West.Our Attorney's have a combined fifty years of DUI defense experience. My office has experience in Crime lab operations (Urine testing) and defending urine sample cases all over the state. Please check us out at mississippidui.com,AVVO.com,Superlawyers.com,Martindale.com,and call us at 800-360-3847

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  • Im trying to find someone to help me with my two sons case. Theu are two of the many young men who were locked at age 14 .Help!

    They were givrn life sentences and after 17years they still say they didnt do it.

    Victor’s Answer

    The answer to your inquiry requires much more information. What are the charges?Who arrested them? Have the been to court?Has a bond been set?Do they already have a Lawyer?Is the case been set for trial? Please answer these questions and re-submit your answer.

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