In Legal Terms


In Legal Terms: Criminal Defense

Needing criminal defense must be one of the worst times in a person’s and a family’s life. We’d like to help out by providing some information, that we hope you won’t ever need! Our guest, attorney Francis Springer will answer some questions and help us become better informed.

If you’d like general information in addition to dockets, briefs, orders and opinions of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals of Mississippi:

The Mississippi Bar suggests: You should choose a lawyer as you would a doctor, dentist, accountant or anyone who provides services. Comparison shop. Check the credentials of different attorneys. Discuss fees with them candidly. And don't forget to talk with them about the wisdom of retaining legal counsel in the first place.

The Mississippi Bar has a list of ProBono options – that means free. We also have a few podcasts dealing with the public defender system.

9/14/2021 In Legal Terms: Public Defender System Reforms

5/28/2019 In Legal Terms: Indigent Defense

4/3/2018 In Legal Terms: Public Defenders

What does it mean to be under arrest?

There are many courts that hear criminal cases.


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In Legal Terms: Land Titles

Our guest for the show is property attorney, Terry Little from Harper Little in Oxford. Do you need an attorney for a closing? How can you handle a boundary line dispute? Our callers asked many, many questions! only have one week to get your voter registration up to date.Our U.S. Congressmen are running for re-election: Trent Kelly, Bennie Thompson, Michael Guest, Steven PalazzoThis week: Circuit Clerks’ offices MAY remain open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., including the noon hour (MS Code Ann. § 23-15-37(2)) for voter registration.Saturday, May 7th: Circuit Clerks' offices MUST remain open from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. (MS Code Ann. § 23-15-37(2)) for voter registration. Monday May 9th is the Voter Registration Deadline, at 5:00 p.m. Applicants who register in-person in the Circuit or Municipal Clerk’s Office on the 9th and those who mail registration applications postmarked no later than the 9th are eligible to vote in the June 7, 2022 General Election. (MS Code Ann. § 23-15-37(2); MS Code Ann. §23-15-47(2)(a)Primary Election Day (U.S. Congress): Polls open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (MS Code Ann. § 23-15-1031; MS Code Ann. § 23-15-541(1))Mississippi Levee Commissioners General Election. Bolivar, Humphreys, Sharkey & Washington CountiesTerry Little was a guest on previous In Legal Terms podcasts: June 15, 2021 17, 2020 a lawyer? has a lawyer directory and under For the Public there are a list of resources for pro bono assistance – that means free.Title insuranceBoundary issueLand in willSurvey and adverse possessionProperty from paying taxesTitleClosing delayedMineral rightsEstate and Power of Attorney