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Q: Can you be charged with escape if officers leave the bullpen doors and hallway doors unlocked and you walk out?

My fiancé was waiting to see the judge and the court officers took his shackles and cuffs off of him only. Then they left the bullpen and hallway doors unlocked, and also left the holding area. He was unguarded and walked out. Now he is being charged with escape and evading arrest. Can they do... Read more »

Tawanda Williams
Tawanda Williams answered on Jan 13, 2014

Regardless of the lapse in judgment on the Officers part, if you are being detained for any reason with our without restraining devices, you are committing a crime by attempting to leave. Your fiance was clearly aware that he was in custody, so its no defense that the Officers removed his shackles,... Read more »

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Q: Can I purchase a rifle for hunting if I have a class B misdemeanor for indecent exposure and am off probation?

I was charged with Indecent Exposure in Febuary this year, It was my first offense and got 6 months unsupervised probation..I am now off probation. I was going to purchase a gun(rifle) for hunting at a Dick's Sporting Good store soon and was wondering if my first offense charge would keep me from... Read more »

Tawanda Williams
Tawanda Williams answered on Jan 13, 2014

To my knowledge Indecent Exposure has no Handgun ramifications. A background check will be performed before your purchase of any handgun, so you will know at that time for sure.

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Q: I live in greenville tn and i am on a probation can i move to SC and be switch to another probation office
Tawanda Williams
Tawanda Williams answered on Jan 13, 2014

You can be switched to another Probation Company, but you must first consult with your Probation Officer to ensure that moving wouldn't violate your probation and to ensure you can be set up for probation in the State you are moving too. Good Luck!

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Q: If i have a no contact order against my boyfriend because of the court and he goes to court January 6th can they drop it
Tawanda Williams
Tawanda Williams answered on Jan 13, 2014

The court will not drop a no contact order until the case is over. Remain away from your boyfriend as instructed by the court or his bond could be revoked and he could be placed back in jail.

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Q: Will i be sentenced to jail time?

Im facing domestic assault charges for hitting my mom while being intoxicated. It resulted in her having a black eye. Its my first offense and i was just bonded out by my husband after serving 8 day in jail. All my mother wants is for me to receive some kind of help not receive jail time. Ive heard... Read more »

Tawanda Williams
Tawanda Williams answered on Jan 13, 2014

You should be able to keep your Public Defender, however, if you posted a large bond, the Prosecutor or even the Public Defender could file a motion to be relieved from your case. Only if that occurs, will you have to retain Counsel to represent you. Because you are a first time offender you may... Read more »

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Q: My niece has been arrested in Fayette County Tennessee for child abuse. Does she need a lawyer?
Tawanda Williams
Tawanda Williams answered on Jan 13, 2014

She your needs a Lawyer, Child Abuse is a felony and carries detrimental consequences should she be found guilty.

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