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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... Read more »

Frank J. Steiner
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
Frank J. Steiner answered on Oct 1, 2018

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

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Tennessee on
Q: My father created a will. A year later he was married. In Tennessee, is a will valid after marriage?

Also, he went to his lawyer and was in the process of canceling the existing will and get a new one and unfortunately passed away before it could be completed. Lawyer claims he did not finish the process. Can the new wife contest the will?

Frank J. Steiner
Frank J. Steiner answered on Sep 28, 2018

Yes, you would be able to contest the will. However, as a Wife, you would be eligible for an elective share of the estate.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Tennessee on
Q: My dad passed and as far as I know the lady that claimed he named her poa cannot produce the documentation now funeral

Funeral home says I'm next of kin, How d THAT

Frank J. Steiner
Frank J. Steiner answered on Sep 25, 2018

A POA becomes ineffective upon the grantor's death

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