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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: I live in Tennessee my son is 17 is it legal for his attorney to speak to him without a parent present

He has some pretty serious criminal charges

David C. Veazey
David C. Veazey answered on Aug 13, 2019

Yes. In fact, the lawyer needs to meet with him without a parent present for attorney-client confidentiality to be in force. Anything he discloses to the lawyer while a third person is present could be deemed to be not protected by the attorney-client confidentiality rule.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: How can I motion the court about the custody of my children in Tennessee from MN? We are MN residents kids in dcs tn

I have been actively doing everything dcs requested but they in return are keeping my kids more and more away from me I even got a house in Tennessee and started working at 3 different jobs I haven't seen my kids only but twice and our phonecalls have been taken away w/out court children told me... Read more »

David C. Veazey
David C. Veazey answered on Oct 10, 2018

You raise a lot of issues. Since you have a court-appointed attorney, you need to make use of that as best you can. If you believe the attorney is not representing you effectively, first try to schedule a time to meet with her. Bring up your concerns and ask her what you need to do to get your... Read more »

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Q: If a 17 year old is caught with 149.5 grams of marijuana and scales in Rutherford county can they be charged as an adult

They were booked into juvenile but will be 18 at time of court date.

David C. Veazey
David C. Veazey answered on May 21, 2018

It is not automatic that he would be tried as an adult. Even though he will be 18 before the court date, the offense was supposedly committed before he was 18 and Juvenile Court has jurisdiction over him until he is 19. If the D.A. wanted to try him as an adult, there would have to be a special... Read more »

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Q: What steps do i take to get my truck that was seized by Robertson co police.all chargeswere dismissed.im in tn
David C. Veazey
David C. Veazey answered on Mar 20, 2018

You should have received a document at the time of the seizure explaining your right to appeal a forfeiture warrant in your county's General Sessions Court within 10 days. You may further request an administrative hearing before the Tennessee Department of Safety within 30 days of them sending... Read more »

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