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WHAT IS A CITIZEN’S ARREST?

A citizen's arrest is an arrest made by a person who is not acting as a sworn law-enforcement official.

In Mississippi, a citizen's arrest is authorized by Miss. Code § 99-3-7, which states that a private citizen may arrest any person without a warrant, for an indictable offense committed, or a breach of the peace threatened or attempted in his presence; or when a person has...

Did Your Deceased Loved One Have A Life Insurance Policy?
The Mississippi Insurance Department, in partnership with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), now offers a free service that helps Mississippians search for and locate a deceased loved one's unclaimed life insurance benefits. The NAIC's Life Insurance Policy Locator provides nationwide access for assistance with finding life insurance policies and annuities. An estimated $1 billion in benefits from life insurance policies remain unclaimed according to Consumer Reports. A link...
What are the ADA Accessibility Guidelines?
Among other things, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensures not only building access for people with disabilities but also access to outdoor developed areas such as trails, camping and picnic facilities, viewing areas, and beaches. The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, an independent federal agency created in 1973, develops the guidelines that establish design requirements for the construction and alteration of facilities subject to the law known...
Does My Agreement Have to Be in Writing?
Although the days of doing business “with a handshake” may be long gone, some people still make verbal agreements. Whether you’re a business owner, a landlord, or an individual agreeing to lend a friend or relative some money, you might be tempted to simply “shake on it” and hope everything is okay. You may even worry you will offend the other person by insisting on a written agreement. This...