Marshall J Goff

Marshall J Goff

  • Immigration Law, Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate
  • Alabama, Mississippi
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  • Immigration Law
  • Criminal Law
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Alabama
Alabama State Bar Association
ID Number: 0924B20B
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The Mississippi Bar
ID Number: 105593
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Mississippi College School of Law
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Mississippi Association for Justice
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Alabama State Bar # 0924B20B
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9 Questions Answered

Q. If my case is in youth court does the city supposed to drop the charges
A: Youth court is separate from circuit court and special rules concern charges that are bound from circuit court to youth court. Without more facts, this is a difficult question to answer. I recommend you contact a Mississippi criminal defense attorney to discuss this further. I would be happy to discuss this with you.
Q. 97 - 35- 9 MS state statute Is there any jail or prison time
A: First, you should consult a criminal defense lawyer concerning this charge. As to your question about whether a conviction would result in a fine or jail time, the statute in question states, "the fine not to exceed one hundred dollars, and the imprisonment not to exceed six months in the county jail." This means the Court has the discretion to levy a maximum fine of $100 and/or a maximum term of imprisonment in the county jail for six months. I'd be happy to discuss this with you and I recommend you contact an attorney immediately to help you with this charge.
Q. Has the laws in Ms changed or been amended for habitual offenders with enhancements as in Bill 518?
A: The laws in Mississippi surrounding habitual offenders are complex and require expertise in the practice area of criminal law to be able to answer this question. Specific to your question, House Bill 518 was titled the "Mississippi Access to Health Care and Patient Choice Act" and it does not concern criminal law or habitual offenders. Furthermore, House Bill 518 died in committee. If you have further questions, I recommend you contact a criminal defense attorney in Mississippi for help with this issue. I'd be happy to discuss the matter with you.
Q. What can I do if I fall out of my wheelchair On jatran bus because they didn’t have seatbelts
A: At Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A., we handle cases similar to this on a daily basis. As Tim said, you should start by contacting a lawyer, preferably one licensed in Mississippi that is experienced with these types of cases, to begin discussing your potential claim. Most lawyers use an intake procedure to answer the procedural questions such as who you are, when the accident occurred, and how you got hurt. You should consider contacting an attorney immediately so that you can get the help you need.
Q. I am on parol in Mississippi I broke my least and landlord said I owe $5600 is this effect anything
A: Only way I could see this affecting your parole is if you broke your lease and moved without letting your Parole Officer know of your new address. I would consult a Mississippi attorney to attempt to further delve into the situation.
Q. Foreign national, CEO and founder of a US 501c3 nonprofit - What are my immigration options other than B1 visa?
A: There are certain visa options that are different than the B1/B2 visa which would allow you to come to the United States to work with your non-profit, but many have limited circumstances in which they apply. I would consult an attorney who is well versed in these issues to discuss further.
Q. Yesterday IV got 3 ticket..in Mississippi. but I live in texas. 1. Speed 2. No proff of insurance 3. careless driving
A: Most counties in Mississippi will allow you to waive appearance and pay the tickets in full in order to avoid coming back to Mississippi. Depending on the circumstances, this could be an option for you. I would contact a Mississippi attorney to discuss this further.
Q. My brother has been locked up for 9 months. Hasn't been indicted yet. Court date is in Sept. What happens after his 270?
A: The speedy trial right needs to be invoked by the defendant (your brother) and hopefully already was invoked at the time of his initial appearance. However, it is routine in certain counties for a defendant to wait beyond 270 days to obtain a trial. Depending on his charges, he could ask for bond to be given or lowered, depending on certain circumstances like his charges, risk of flight, and level of perceived danger to the community. I would contact an attorney in Mississippi to discuss this further.
Q. My Colombian wife is visiting on a B1/B2 tourist visa. Will she have to leave to apply and do the fiancee visa process?
A: In short, her B1/B2 visa was given to her for tourist purposes. In order to get that visa, she had to show that she had non-immigrant intent, which means she did not intend to stay in the United States permanently. This is important, because if she tried to adjust status while still in the United States on a tourist visa, she would be screened heavily for visa fraud. For some people this is not an issue, because they can prove they came to the U.S. without intentions of getting married and remaining on a permanent basis. If she is already your wife and you have a marriage license, along with other evidence that the marriage is real, then you could have other options for her to immigrate to the United States. I would contact an attorney to discuss options, because visa fraud in these circumstances can be an issue and you want to proceed carefully.
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