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Mississippi corrections worker arrested for domestic violence

Domestic violence has a broad impact on families and communities. A corrections officer in a nearby Mississippi community is facing felony charges stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident. The corrections officer was arrested and charged with aggravated domestic violence. Following a complaint, and a short time later following investigation by authorities, the man was arrested. The alleged incident remains under investigation and the man's employment status with the sheriff's office is being reviewed.

How child custody is determined in Mississippi

Child custody is an important concern for divorcing couples who have children which makes it helpful for divorcing parents to understand state laws concerning child custody and how child custody concerns will be resolved in their divorce. Whenever child custody decisions are made they are guided by what is in the best interests of the child.

What is a plea bargain?

Plea bargains are commonly used throughout the criminal justice system which is why it is important for individuals who have been accused of crimes to understand what they are. Most individuals are familiar with the term plea bargain but may wonder exactly what that means. In general, plea bargains refer to agreements accused individuals make with the prosecution which may involve pleading guilty to certain charges in exchange for concessions the prosecution may make related to penalties or the charges they are facing.

The basics of the military divorce process

The divorce process can be a challenging time for any couple but a military divorce can include some unique challenges civilian couples may not face when divorcing. Special rules and requirements, and both state and federal laws, impact military divorces which is why it is helpful for divorcing military couples to understand the military divorce process.

Filing for Mississippi Chapter 7 bankruptcy won't cost your home

It only takes a few rough weeks or a single accident to put the average American in financial trouble. Whether it's a car accident that results in medical bills and loss of a job or a sudden lay-off at work, when something happens to you financially, the problems can quickly grow out of control.

Mississippi grand jury proceedings and preliminary hearings

As discussed in a previous blog post, the Fifth Amendment includes the right to a grand jury. Grand juries decide whether criminal charges should be brought against the defendant based on evidence presented by the prosecutor. While all states have provisions allowing for grand juries, some courts use preliminary hearings to determine whether there is probable cause. In Mississippi, grand jury hearings are held for defendants charged with a felony.

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