The Stroud Law Firm is giving away one set of Ole Miss football tickets, for the home game on September 27th. Ole Miss will play the Memphis Tigers, one of their biggest rivals, and this game is one that college football fans don’t want to miss. [Read more…]
The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization that focuses on life-long advocacy training, educational programming, and networking. The organization is a common place for clients to find a civil plaintiff and criminal defense trial lawyers in their state and around the country.
In order to achieve this status, Philip underwent a multi-phase selection process and was ultimately asked to join this “invitation only” organization. All members are re-evaluated every year to ensure that only the most qualified are granted membership in the organization. [Read more…]
According to the latest reports on criminal activity for the 2013 calendar year in Southaven, homicides and violent crimes have gone down but commercial burglary almost doubled.
The Southaven Police Department’s annual report reveals a total of 474 burglaries reported in the third largest city in the state of Mississippi—that is up from 417 burglaries reported in 2012.
For commercial, or business, burglaries, 43 reports were taken in 2013 compared to only 26 in 2012. This is where the largest discrepancy lies. [Read more…]
Desoto County Soil and Water Conservation District has continued to promote green land by giving away trees as part of the annual tree giveaway program.
The agency’s yearly giveaway has been going on for 30 years and has given away hundreds of thousands of trees to be planted all around the community. Just this year, more than 15,000 trees were donated, according to a recent article on the event.
This year, the agency held three tree giveaways in four separate locations—more citizens had the opportunity to receive some trees than ever before. The locations included Hernando’s Gale Center, Olive Branch City Hall, Horn Lake at Latimer Lakes Park, and Southaven’s own Snowden Grove Park. [Read more…]
As a criminal defense attorney in Southaven, Mississippi, most cases I see involving weapon or gun possession charges often are based in the misunderstanding of gun laws, be it by the carrier or law enforcement.
Last month, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood attempted to clarify the state’s newest gun law, hopefully eliminating much of the confusion. Hood said gun owners with enhanced permits may take their concealed weapons to places like voting booths, government meetings, or state airports. [Read more…]
Did you know that the idea of legalizing medical marijuana in Mississippi approached the state legislature this year?
As an experienced drug possession defense attorney in Southaven, Mississippi, I consistently keep tabs on activity concerning marijuana legalization in the state.
For the fifth straight year, Sen. Deborah Dawkins introduced the medical marijuana legislation to the Mississippi State Senate. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted down the bill—SB 2369— without granting it a hearing. [Read more…]
The report revealed that over three years, between 2007 and 2010, the Mississippi Office of Highway Safety received nearly $21 million in federal taxpayer money meant to create and run programs to combat drunk driving. [Read more…]
According to the CDC, a concussion occurs when a person sustains a traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. Contrary to popular belief, this does not necessarily involve a loss of consciousness. [Read more…]
While Desoto County is “better off” than the rest of the state and the country as a whole, we are not without our problems. As a Southaven personal injury lawyer, I have personally seen the effects of a declining economy. Not only are insurance companies holding onto settlement funds longer and requiring a claimant to file suit and litigate just to get fair compensation for injuries, clients that are injured and out of work are no longer able to hold on financially–causing them to resort to filing bankruptcy much sooner than they would have in the past. [Read more…]
• Good Infrastructure–DeSoto County is completed a portion of the I-69/269 trade corridor connecting DeSoto County, MS to Tunica, MS–Mississippi’s northern most gaming destination.
• Good Schools: DeSoto County’s public school system is not only the largest in the state, but one of the best. Families are moving to DeSoto County for the quality education that our schools have to offer.
• Low Crime Rates: DeSoto County has very low crime rates compared with other counties its size. In fact, Southaven, MS was named by CNN Money as its No. 6 in the top 25 places to retire and as No. 24 for the most affordable housing in the country. [Read more…]