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Two victories in Pike County.

On June 8, 2018, Circuit Judge Michael Taylor granted a Motion to Dismiss for Double Jeopardy in State v. William Martin. On the same day, Judge Taylor granted Jahadd Allen’s Motion for New Trial. Allen had been convicted of four counts of Armed Robbery, but due to discovery violations, the Court granted Allen a new […]

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Strange case out of the MS Supreme Court on May 10, 2018.

Damian Pace was indicted for one count of burglary, one count of forcible rape, two counts of kidnapping, and one count of extortion. The jury acquitted Pace of the rape count, but found him guilty on the other counts. Kind of. What makes this case different is the jury found Pace guilty of robbery. Problem […]

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Reversal in Court of Appeals on defense of necessity.

Martez Taylor was convicted on the charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in Hinds County in July of 2016. The Court of Appeals reversed the conviction due to the trial court’s refusal to give a jury instruction regarding the defense of necessity. Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is […]

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Another not guilty in Hinds County.

On December 12, 2017, Kaomi Hutton was found not guilty by a Hinds County jury for the charge of Grand Larceny. Ms. Hutton was defended by Sumrall & Welch.

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Not Guilty in Hinds County.

On December 1, 2017, David Devon Lee was found not guilty of possession of methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm by a Hinds County jury. He was defended by Sumrall & Welch on the charges.

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Attempted Murder dismissal with prejudice.

Brandon Miller was charged with Attempted Murder in Neshoba County in 2016. His case was successfully dismissed with prejudice on July 12, 2017.

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A first for the MS Supreme Court today.

For the most part, those who read Appellate decisions are lawyers who wish to immediately stay current on the law.  For the first time ever, at least as far as I can tell, an Appellate Court has allowed anyone to literally judge the evidence for themselves.   Lenoir v. State The case dealt with an […]

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Justice Kitchens finally said what the Criminal Defense Bar has known forever.

Mouton v. State   I maintain that qualified nurses—irrespective of whether they are qualified in civil or criminal cases—should be allowed to testify to causation. If this Court forbids a qualified nurse to testify to causation in a civil case in which mere money is at stake, why should a sexual assault nurse examiner be […]

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Mississippi Criminal Defense

In any legal system when someone is charged with a criminal offense the defendant is going to need a criminal defense attorney. There are various stages and various processes for which a defendant needs an attorney.  The stages include:  the initial investigation, the arrest, being charged, getting bail, pre-trial preparation, and if it goes all […]

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