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Did You Know?


DID YOU KNOW?

By: Attorney Melvin G. Cooper

For the latest in Mississippi law updates and relevant law topics visit our “DID YOU KNOW” section at:

melvincooperlaw.com/didyouknow


D.U.I.
Did you know that The State of Mississippi statue provides for a car breathalyzer ignition lock system as a condition to continue driving for some DUI offenders?

ESTATE
Did you know that if a loved one dies without a will and left significant property, an estate must be opened to determine heirs at law?

PERSONAL INJURY
Did you know that most companies with a  fleet of commercial trucks has two (2) insurance policies? Yes, it’s true most large trucking companies have a  primary and an excessive coverage insurance policy.  If you have been involved in a serious accident involving a commercial vehicle, contact Attorney Melvin G. Cooper to explain your rights.

EXPUNGMENT
If you have been charged with a crime and there was no disposition, your criminal record  may be expunged.

CHILD SUPPORT
Child support ratios in the State of Mississippi are as follows:
   1 Child           14%
   2 Children       20%
  3 Children       22%
  4 Children       24%
  5 Children +    26%
                                                           

DID YOU KNOW?
If you are arrested for a federal drug charge, and during the police interrogation process, you provide information about a previous drug possession, that information may be used against you during sentencing.


DID YOU KNOW?
If you are falsely arrested by private security the company and private security officer may be liable for false imprisonment.


DID YOU KNOW?
If you are on private property and have a right to be there, and slip and fall on an object that is not visable or obvious, you may be successful in filing a civil lawsuit.


DID YOU KNOW?
That certain crimes that you are charged with  may require law enforcement to take your DNA.

DID YOU KNOW?
Any offender incarcerated for a nonviolent offense who has served at least 25 percent of his sentence, may petition the sentencing judge for parole consideration; include nonviolent habitual offenders and nonviolent offenders sentenced under an enhancement, including offenders currently in prison.