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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Tennessee on

Q: What can I do about an employer who is wrongfully adding a 30 min break to my 8 to 9 hour shift that I am unable to take

Frank J. Steiner answered on Mar 28, 2019

Is is paid or is the break off the clock?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on

Q: Will I face jail time on a misdemeanor shoplifting charge in Tennessee?

Frank J. Steiner answered on Mar 21, 2019

You should have an Attorney negotiate with the DA. A lot will depend on if you have a criminal record

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2 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law, Estate Planning and Family Law for Tennessee on

Q: My grandma passed and left alot of land to my mother, brother, sister and I.

There was almost 600 acres there and i owned part in every bit of it. Well I recwntly moved back into town and heard that my mom has sold all of the land and my siblings got the suarw of money that was rightfully theirs, but I was just completely cut out all together. There is probably 600,000... Read more »

Frank J. Steiner answered on Feb 15, 2019

Depends on whether there is a will that names you as a beneficiary to the estate. It is an estate question not family law.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on

Q: I am a fireman that just got charged with simple possession. I've never been in trouble before and seeking Diversion.

My job is very clear that i cannot have any drug charge on my record. Will this charge appear during the Diversion? My 15 yr career is at stake!

Frank J. Steiner answered on Feb 13, 2019

Hire an attorney to negotiate with the DA for a diversion. Then the record can be expunged.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Tennessee on

Q: Are the Tennessee Code #'s 50-1-307 and 50-1-309 still active codes?

I am a volunteer fire fighter that works in a fast food restaurant in Tennessee, but the owner of that store is from South Carolina. I don't know if South Carolina has similar codes to the two listed above, that way I can be protected should I get a call prior to my shift starting, and/or get a... Read more »

Frank J. Steiner answered on Jan 10, 2019

Yes, the code sections are current

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Tennessee on

Q: My mother recently died. Her will list both me and my brother as sole beneficiaries.My brother also passed. Is his son

Since my brother passed away, is his son entitled to any of my mothers estate. Her will does not list him.

Frank J. Steiner answered on Jan 2, 2019

The will, so long as it was executed properly under the law will control. Your answer will depend on the wording in the will. You should have an attorney review the will.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on

Q: Used a revoked license as an ID during a traffic stop. Passenger, not a driver. Charged with violation of tca 55-50-60.

What are the possible consequences of this charge? What is the best way to resolve?

Frank J. Steiner answered on Dec 17, 2018

Go to Court and work something out with the DA. You should have a lawyer

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for Tennessee on

Q: probate issue. Wife is on banking account with her father who recently passed away. She had right of survivorship.

Question is can her stupid brother who now wants everything and who did nothing have any claim to this moneyy to cover probate and fiduicary fees.

Frank J. Steiner answered on Nov 16, 2018

If the account was a joint tenant with Right of Survivorship than the money goes to your wife. If you think Brother is going to make a play for all of the estate you need to retain counsel.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Tennessee on

Q: I’m a contractor in Tennessee, when clients cancel after the 3 day ‘cool off’, is it legal to charge a cancellation fee?

I’ve had a few that cancel after the 3 day cancellation period, after we’re ordered materials but before they’ve been delivered to the job site. Due to the lost time for paperwork and the design process, is it legal to charge a cancellation fee? If so what is the limit to this fee?

Frank J. Steiner answered on Nov 14, 2018

It depends on the wording of the contract.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on

Q: Can i be charged with possession if I OD'd and cops found drugs on me while doing CPR?

I OD'd at a gas station and when I woke up hours later in hospital I was charged with possession and taking to jail for it.

Frank J. Steiner answered on Nov 12, 2018

Yes. The EMT's were attempting to save your life.

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Tennessee on

Q: I started my own business with a partner. She wants to back out and no longer be o co owner. How do I remove her in TN?

Frank J. Steiner answered on Nov 12, 2018

You must file the appropriate paperwork with the Secretary of State.

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on

Q: What kind of lawyer would I seek ?

Frank J. Steiner answered on Nov 6, 2018

One who practices contract law.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on

Q: I checked the entire contract and there is nothing in there for them to terminate my contract.

I would like to take them to court. Should I file for small claims court or civil court ?

Frank J. Steiner answered on Nov 6, 2018

General Sessions, (small claims) has a jurisdictional limit of 25,000. If the damages are more than that it would be filed in Circuit. You really need to discuss this with a Lawyer before you proceed.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on

Q: My workout gym unjustifiably terminated my contract because they said I complained too much about deplorable facility co

My workout gym unjustifiably terminated my contract because they said I complained to much about the Deplorable facility conditions and broken down workout equipment.

Frank J. Steiner answered on Nov 5, 2018

There is probably an early termination clause in the contract you signed- The language of that clause will determine what remedies, if any, you may have.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on

Q: My husband hit a big dip in the street lost control on a rainy wet day.He is being charged with reckless driving and

Aggravated assault.my husband is hospitalized until farther notice.he has broken his hip leg back and neck.why is a he being charge for that after a simple loosing control on a wet day?

Frank J. Steiner answered on Nov 1, 2018

You would need to review the charges and the warrant.

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2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Tennessee on

Q: My Father passed leaving a Will that left 100% of everything to me an only child. My Uncle filed a claim of $56,600.

He is stating that he was my Father's care taker for the last 7 year's...taking him to appointments ...mowing...getting groceries etc. He did do some of these things but my wife and I did them as well. Anytime my Dad had him do something he had to pay my Uncle.....my Dad complained about this all... Read more »

Frank J. Steiner answered on Oct 18, 2018

You have to file an exception to the claim and you have until thirty (30) days after the expiration of four (4) months from the date of the notice to creditors given as provided in § 30-2-306(b), the personal representative, or any party interested in the estate either as creditor, distributee,... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on

Q: My house is under a one year contract for a sale with a realtor. I am six months into it and am unhappy with the

Performance. I still want to sell . Can I change realtor after six months with out penalty. She is unwilling to release me

Frank J. Steiner answered on Oct 16, 2018

Depends on the language of the contract - but normally there will be a provision for notice of termination of agreement. Contact an attorney

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on

Q: I have a simple possession charge 39- 17- 418 ...hopefully you could help me know what they going to do to me....what ha

What happened is I fell asleep in my car at a friend's house, police received a call bout a suspicious vehicle..police smelled and odor of marijuana found a half a joint but writes (blunt) didn't understand that..plus they found about 2grams of marijuana but said it was 3.5 grams. I have no... Read more »

Frank J. Steiner answered on Oct 1, 2018

You will have a court appearance and an opportunity to negotiate with the DA. Hire an attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on

Q: As a defendant what rights do I have under the 39 - 17 - 417 statue. Must not they prove that it was in my possession

I was in someone else's hotel room they rented the drugs were found in their dresser drawers nothing in my possession. They've charged me but how can I be convicted they were not mine not on my body

Frank J. Steiner answered on Oct 1, 2018

You were in a room where illegal drugs were present. Hire an attorney.

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