Harassment is an A Misdemeanor in Tennessee meaning you could be sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail or probation. However, if the facts you stated are true and you did not communicate with the victim then , in my opinion, the case against you is weak. Harassment requires communication....Read more »
It depends on what the life insurance policy says happens upon death. It will likely go into his estate which means someone will need to open the estate and start the probate process. You should hire an attorney to assist you.
In my face which was not true at all ! & I had stated right then to the police that he didn't do that & they wouldnt listen to me & still said they were giving him domestic violence we already have court in 2 months , & I don't want to press any charges against him at this... Read more »
I'm unsure whether he will be able to bond out but you can call the jail and see if there is a bond. Keep in mind that if he is bonded out he will likely have bond conditions that forbid him from having contact with you (the victim). He will need to hire an attorney to gather all the...Read more »
My son is an alcoholic and has been in residential treatment for 30 days and I was going to evict him but I was told by a paralegal that since he's been gone for 30 days I don't have to evict him that I just don't have to let him back in.
To be safe, I suggest a written 30-Day Notice to evict . If your son remains on the property after 30 days , then you may proceed with the eviction process by filing a Summons and Complaint with the court.
We don’t necessarily live together but I’m always there and I have a key. We were both running upstairs to the apartment which she can attest to this and closed the door in my face and when I tried to run inside the door was locked and it cracked the frame. She then unlocked the door and let me... Read more »
Make sure you save the text messages from her. Take a screen shot of them and save them to a file or print them out. You will need them as part of your defense. I recommend hiring an attorney to fight for you. Your attorney will discuss your case with the DA and hopefully come to a resolution....Read more »
He was sitting in a car in the street in front of his friend's parents' house. The officer said he smelled marijuana and took a small amount of marijuana from my son. His friend's parents confirmed that he was staying with them. His citation is for simple possession (39-17-318). Now... Read more »
If Marijuana was found on your son then he could be charged with Simple Possession of a schedule VI drug. These type of cases are not usually dropped. It sounds like his first court date is an appearance date which is a formality to give defendant's their trial dates and possibly apply for an...Read more »
When you file the complaint for divorce your husband will be served the papers. If you fear he will get violent then I wouldn't be alone with him. Try to make arrangements to stay somewhere else. Don't put yourself in a potentially dangerous situation.
Felony charges usually stay on your record for life until expunged. Call the District Attorney's office in the county you received the charge and see if you can get it expunged off your record. Certain criteria have to be met before it can be expunged.
I agree with Mr. Avery. If it was judicial diversion you will have to complete conditions of probation including paying all fines and court costs. If you can't pay them all you can ask the court to waive some of them. Once your probation officer says you have completed probation you can go to...Read more »
I do have a past record.dui in2011 over alcohol. DUI second offence was in 2012. Driving on suspended....... I wasn't ordered to have the interlock untill the second one. I paid all my probation, fines, and my reinstatement fee. But i just got a job right before i was pulled over. So... Read more »
Yes it is possible to get things worked out. If you can afford an attorney then it is smart to hire one to help walk you through the process and make sure everything is completed to obtain your license. An attorney can help you obtain a waiver of the interlock device fees as well as negotiate...Read more »
There should be a bond listed unless its a second or more probation violation. If not, then I agree with Mr. Avery in that a motion to set bond should be filed immediately. It's important to hire an attorney to help .
You will probably not go to jail but you do need to call and straighten out the details. I would call the DA office and talk to the DA or witness coordinator about the issue. If they wont talk to you then make sure to give all the details on the defendant's court date. You will be the main...Read more »
It depends on the facility. Some rehabilitation facilities allow for the mother and baby to stay together. Your best bet is to hire an attorney to help find the best rehabilitation place and to defend you in the child endangerment charge. Good Luck.
there was an original charge of simple assault, to which the defendant wanted to plead not guilty. case was sent to circuit court and a court date was issued. no notice of the date was received by the defendant and ultimately he was arrested for failure to appear. after 75 days incarcerated he... Read more »
Unfortunately, you cannot fight for credits if the judge has decided he doesn't want him to have them. He needs to hire an attorney to find out why the judge stripped them . Additionally, the attorney could file a petition for a suspended sentence to bring all the favorable facts you discussed...Read more »
I suggest hiring an attorney to discuss the issue with the District attorney. If the DA isn't willing to set a bond then your attorney can file a motion for a bond hearing with the Judge. It will be difficult to get a bond if its a second violation but I have seen it happen. It depends mainly...Read more »
It depends what the old will says. If your dad's wife had a former spouse listed in the will then the disposition or appointment of that property is revoked. As a spouse married for three years, your dad should have rights to a 20% elective share of the net estate. You should hire an...Read more »
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.