Questions Answered by Frank J. Steiner

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

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Mar 21, 2019
Frank J. Steiner's answer
You should have an Attorney negotiate with the DA. A lot will depend on if you have a criminal record

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

2 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law, Estate Planning and Family Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Frank J. Steiner's answer
Depends on whether there is a will that names you as a beneficiary to the estate. It is an estate question not family law.

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

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Frank J. Steiner's answer
Hire an attorney to negotiate with the DA for a diversion. Then the record can be expunged.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 10, 2019
Frank J. Steiner's answer
Yes, the code sections are current

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

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 2, 2019
Frank J. Steiner's answer
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.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
Frank J. Steiner's answer
Go to Court and work something out with the DA. You should have a lawyer

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

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for Tennessee on
Answered on Nov 16, 2018
Frank J. Steiner's answer
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.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Frank J. Steiner's answer
Yes. The EMT's were attempting to save your life.

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?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Frank J. Steiner's answer
You must file the appropriate paperwork with the Secretary of State.

Q: What kind of lawyer would I seek ?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on
Answered on Nov 6, 2018
Frank J. Steiner's answer
One who practices contract law.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on
Answered on Nov 6, 2018
Frank J. Steiner's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on
Answered on Nov 5, 2018
Frank J. Steiner's answer
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.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Answered on Nov 1, 2018
Frank J. Steiner's answer
You would need to review the charges and the warrant.

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.

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Tennessee on
Answered on Oct 18, 2018
Frank J. Steiner's answer
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, heir or otherwise, may except to the claim by filing written exceptions in triplicate with the clerk of the court in which the estate is being administered.

Tenn. Code Ann. § 30-2-314...

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

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Frank J. Steiner's answer
Depends on the language of the contract - but normally there will be a provision for notice of termination of agreement. Contact an attorney

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Oct 1, 2018
Frank J. Steiner's answer
You will have a court appearance and an opportunity to negotiate with the DA. Hire an attorney

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Oct 1, 2018
Frank J. Steiner's answer
You were in a room where illegal drugs were present. Hire an attorney.

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