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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Ok I got a good one...my friend is sitting in Louisville and the federal medical prison due to a parole violation since

January. I ran across an newspaper article online that said he was indicted bu a grand jury for more charges then article was written in April it is now October and he had absolutely no idea nor would he if I had t ran across that article. What does he do

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Oct 10, 2019

You are going to have to get a ruling from the judge on the length of sentencing for VOP. He needs an attorney. He can't do it himself. If he cannot afford one, then he should ask for a public defender to be appointed or contact Legal Aid and see if he can get an attorney there.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: If a mother is 17 and she an unruly and assault charges what will happen to her?

She hit her dad only because she wanted him to stop grabing her arm amd she doesnt want anything to happen to her or get her daughter taken away

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Oct 10, 2019

I'm not certain that I understand the question. Why do you identify the person as "mother" if she hits her Dad? If someone files assault charges, and you are convicted, your child can be taken away. Usually, that type of action goes through the Department of Children's services.

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Q: Can co-defense counsel prejudice a co-defendants trial?

Co-defense counsel stated that the co-defendant was the shooter during questioning of a key state witness during trial.

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Sep 9, 2019

I thought about you the other day. Allen has a billion point thing. I l'll try to talk to you later. I really wish that the Elton John thing could happen. Sincerely, Kent.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: First offense , first arrest . 39-17-415 possession of schedule VI . What will happen? I've never been in Trouble I'm 19

Possession is hemp I think they said it was 2.1oz .

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Sep 7, 2019

First of all, the Tennessee District Attorneys are very against marijuana usage, because it is a crime. If you are young, and it is your first time offence, then there may be the possibility that a good attorney could get you off of pre-trial diversion. If you could do that, then you would have a... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: When you get charged with aggravated assault, then do not get bonded out, spend almost 2 months in jail. They somehow

Turn the charge into a simple assault, release you with probation. But still give you another court date, what is the next court date for?

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Sep 3, 2019

If you were booked, then you had a right to be bonded out, unless you are on no bond. The 8th Amendment to the United States Constitution provides for bail. There are certain circumstances when you could be denied bail. Those generally involve violent crimes and the ability to leave the country.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: Hello, In 1990 I was charged with A Violation of Custody Order with no conviction. Will this felony ever go away?

I worked for the State of Colorado for 27 years. I’ve never had any further legal issues or arrests. I now live in Tennessee. The arrest was in Colorado.

Thanks.

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Aug 8, 2019

I'm not sure if your criminal issue was in Colorado or Tennessee. I would contact an attorney in whichever state it occurred.

If you were not convicted, then I think you have a chance of getting it expunged. If you were convicted or entered into a plea, then you would need to talk with...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Q: no

mr. kent thomas jones ; nothing happened. she hangs out with them sometimes, one of the girls mothers are saying she's a pedo and that she's going to call the cops. nothing sexual, nothing in that nature, cause she knows she can and will be charged.

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Aug 4, 2019

There is no crime involved with adults associating with minors, so long as nothing criminal occurs like threats, abuse, sexual acts, etc.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Q: my friend is 22, lives in TN.. she has about 4-6 friends who are between the ages of 14-17 can she go to jail for that?

a close friend she has who is, i believe is 15, his mom knows how old she is and everything..

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Aug 3, 2019

It is not a crime to be friends with minors. Did something else happen?

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: I have 2 months left on my probation but I may be about to get a 3rd violation if so how much time will I get

I only have 2 months left will I ha e to pull time for the whole 11/29 that I have already paid for or will I pull time on the 2 remaining months

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Aug 2, 2019

It really depends on a lot of things. First, I would look at the language of your probation contract. I have spoken to people who have to either do it over or face jail time for the first violation and other people that get something like 3 strikes before they start looking at something like... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Tennessee on
Q: What do I do about a company that is refusing to let me off with a doctor statement I was injured on the job

I work for praxis in Savannah Tennessee I got hurt on the job with a chemical that got in my eye. I went to there doctor they really didn’t tell me what was going on other than you will b fine. I went to the Er and the doctor at the Er put me off for the rest of the week. I gave the company the... Read more »

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Aug 1, 2019

There seem to be a few options. First, I would look at the workers' compensation law angle. Generally speaking, pursuant to T.C.A. Section 50-6-204, you have thirty (30) days to turn in a workers' compensation injury to your employer. If the thirty (30) days have not passed, then turn in written... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: If my fta sentence is a mandatory 30 days but I bond out will I have to serve those 30 days?
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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 31, 2019

It really depends on a lot of factors. The facts of the case will dictate what the District Attorneys may ultimately offer. There are alternatives to jail time, such as probation and community service. Ultimately, the judge must approve everything.

Bonding out just gets you out of jail...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: How can I get charges dismissed against my fiancé in a domestic case I have black outs and ptsd and feel I made a error

Also trying to get an order of protection dismissed.

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 29, 2019

This actually happens quite often. You can tell the District Attorney that you made a mistake and will not be prosecuting as the victim/witness.

If you are not subpoenaed to court, you do not have to show. The District Attorney will ultimately make attempts to subpoena you.

If you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: If my husband passed away in a hotel room from pneumonia and I removed our personal items from the room is that tamperin
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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 21, 2019

I don't understand your question. You don't indicate that there are any criminal charges. If someone merely dies from pneumonia, that, in and of itself, has nothing to do with the criminal law system, so how would you be guilty of tampering with evidence or spoilation of evidence? There has to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: if i was sentenced 2 years and the judge gave me over 1000 days credit on that 2 years and i sat in jail for 5 months

i was incarcerated january sentence march got out the end of may with all that credit missed my child’s birth

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 13, 2019

Your question does not make sense. If you had more credit than the time sentenced, why would you not have been on probation?

I don't think there is a lot you can do about it now, though. I would talk to a local criminal defense attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: what happens if i couldn't get a lawyer in time for court

i paid my bail for both selling beer to a minor and misdemeanor of a firearm, but i couldn't get a lawyer in time for court. what will happen to me.

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 8, 2019

You have a Constitutional right to a lawyer. Just tell the Judge that you need to get a lawyer or have one appointed for you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Our son Who is a felon needs to stay at our house until he can get an apartment. Can guns be locked in a safe?

Can guns be in a locked safe in another bldg on our property?

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 8, 2019

I would have your lawyer talk to your probation officer and/or judge. If you are not allowed to be around them, there may still be an issue.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Probate for Tennessee on
Q: If a person on probation violates the condition of the probation do the time they spent in the halfway house count

Towards time served?

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 3, 2019

It should count. Just check with the jail.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: My husband was sentenced to a year at 30 percent on March 1 2019 and on the Tn foil website said sent end was July 1st b

But he still hasn't got out whats going on

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 2, 2019

Your question is difficult to understand. You may want to schedule an appointment with a local criminal defense attorney, so that he or she can ask you the appropriate questions.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Employment Law for Tennessee on
Q: Is a gun gesture with no accompanying mitigating gestures considered a threat if it happens in the workplace?

I sent a complaint to my manager. He talked me out of going to HR with the complaint. I over heard some people involved in my complaint make comments that suggested my complaint was leaked to them. On the day of, I heard him talk about being worried about being fired and after lunch he tapped my... Read more »

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 1, 2019

That appears to be a very fact-based question that may need some more development by witnesses that were around, if any, and/or the strength of your own testimony.

If you knew that there was truly no gun and that the guy was just simply harassing you, it may not rise to the level of a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Q: If someone is 17 and also pregnant and got into a fist fight with a 30 year old can they be charged with assault or juvy
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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jun 30, 2019

I don't think that it really matters (but may be taken into consideration) the age or condition of the parties. If you are assaulted by someone, you can file a charge for assault with the local sheriff's department.

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