Don Himmelberg's answer I am a little confused about the exact status of your friends case, but a failure to appear is a felony in Tennessee, regardless of whether your friend knew about the court date or not. He needs to either get ahold of the court clerk or talk to a defense attorney - it is not unusual for a warrant to be issued in FTA cases
Don Himmelberg's answer Talk to a criminal defense attorney about your side of the story. If all you did was ask him to stop harassing you, I'm not sure what charges could be filed, but if something else happened you'll want representation. A lawyer will be able to gather evidence, police reports, and interview witnesses.
Don Himmelberg's answer Good job not entering a plea without an attorney present. Call a criminal defense lawyer to discuss your case in a more in-depth manner. Driving on a suspended license in Tennessee can carry jail time and fines over $500, so making your next decision in an informed manner is probably a good idea.
Don Himmelberg's answer Considering it has been less than six years since your release, it may be a little early to petition the court for relief from five felony convictions. At the same time, it may be beneficial to have a lawyer review both your cases and your life since your relief. They will be able to (1) advise whether expungement is even a possibility and (2) give advice as to what steps and life-decisions you need to make or continue to make to further your chances of expungement, if that is a possibility.
Don Himmelberg's answer It is unclear what you are asking. If you are asking if, say, police find marijuana near you instead of on you, can they still arrest you? Yes, they can say they have probable cause to believe that that was your marijuana at the scene.
Now, if the towing company did something like misreport the license plate number so that the police weren't immediately notified that a stolen car had been recovered, you may be able to get out of some of the fees. You probably want to find out if the towing company notified the police about recovering a stolen vehicle.
There could conceivably be some situation where they towed it 33 days ago but didn't report it until a...
Don Himmelberg's answer Your spouse is not allowed to possess a firearm. Having *access* to a firearm could be enough to prove possession. Therefore, if your spouse could access the firearm, he could be facing significant jail time.
Ultimately, you have to decide if you need a gun bad enough to put your spouse at risk. Consider consulting an attorney with experience in 2nd Amendment matters, as they may be your best source of information. Ask if keeping the weapon in a safe, not traveling with it if your...
Don Himmelberg's answer Yes - returning the stolen item does not "cancel out" the original crime of theft. Returning the stolen item can affect what charges you would face. For example, if you stole a car and tried to "Get away with it," you could face felony theft charges (assuming the car was worth more than $500); however, if you stole your neighbor's new Porsche and took it for a spin around the block before returning it, you may 'only' face joyriding charges, which is a misdemeanor
Don Himmelberg's answer Filing a report at your local police department may be the best course of action. They can investigate the matter and refer the case to a prosecutor if need be. As a general rule, preserving all communications you have had with a person with whom you have entered into an agreement is a good idea.
Don Himmelberg's answer They could be. Workers compensation questions are usually complicated, and the laws governing them can be even more so. Consider contacting an attorney who can help guide you through this process
Don Himmelberg's answer Tennessee laws require the installation of ignition interlock devices for all DUI offenders. If you have an emergency and have to get behind the wheel of a car and that car does not have the required device, you may be subject to additional penalties.
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