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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Can I get charged of assault if I just kicked the person charging me?

Please

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Oct 13, 2019

Yes you can.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Tennessee on
Q: In Criminal Case is there just one discovery or is there multiple for defendant to recieve before trial or indicted
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Oct 6, 2019

There may be more once the DA discovers more evidence or receives it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Is it considered 'Abandonment' when the retained Attorney sends in a Firm Colleague on a very critical court appearance

The retained, very high profile, Attorney sent his son to represent the Defendant without informing the Defendant nor his family beforehand. The court appearance was critical. The representative Attorney was a novice and indicated to the Defendant that his Dad had to travel and couldn't be present.... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Sep 30, 2019

You can complain to the Bar if you don’t feel that they were competently represented.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Is the charge of sale of schedule I (heroin) probatable in the state of Tennessee?
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Sep 19, 2019

Talk to your lawyer about the sentencing options for this charge. If you don’t have a lawyer hire one immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Does a male cop have the right to search a female or does he have to call out a female cop to search her
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Sep 14, 2019

It really depends on the situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: I was charged with a p.i. and released the following morning with a 25$ dollar fine

My probation officer issued a sanction.

He is now saying that I was to serve 30 days in jail over the p.i. charge but again I plead guilty and was released that following day with a 25$ dollar fine I'm confused

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Sep 13, 2019

PO is wrong but it is up to 30 days in jail you just weren't sentenced to that.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: If you have a warrant for a vop in florida on a felony . it has been a year and a half and a cop runs your id

And the cop runs your id will the warrent come up and if it does will they bring you back to florida

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Sep 13, 2019

It could and it depends on how far florida will extradite you for. Warrants will pop up as extraditable or not extraditable.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Tennessee on
Q: I got charged with a dui and reckless driving an open containers. However upon the trooper arriving I was not in my car

It had ran out of gas so I was walking to get gas.

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Sep 9, 2019

You should hire an attorney immediately for your case as there may be some defenses for it.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: How much jail time if any for a class B misdemeanor if record is clean
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Aug 27, 2019

The maximum time in jail is 6 months.

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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Is it a waste of time to appeal a marijuana charge on the grounds that it is for medical use, and could this set a prcd.

I am wondering if I could use an appeal to actually affect positive change in our drug laws in the state of tennessee, as could I make a good enough case for why basic access to medicine not controlled by the pharmaceutical industry is a human right, and therefore make the courts take a second look... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Aug 25, 2019

Well if you plead guilty then you have only 10 days to withdraw your guilty plea. If you went to trial and lost then yes you can appeal that verdict but honestly it probably wouldn't change the precedent. I have handled several cases with the same reason but the law is the law. Talk to your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: How does the medical furlough get started, its for my son who just got arrested, for simple poss, sell, dilvery.

He has Severe Sleep apnea, Congestive heart failure, & seizures, need to know how to get med. Furlough going?

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Aug 20, 2019

He would first need to be sentenced and it would most likely only be for doctors appts. Best thing would be for him to get an attorney and try to get him out of jail as soon as possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Collections for Tennessee on
Q: My van was on a dolly because I haven't gotten tags and made it legal to be on the road yet and somehow the strap broke

And it was in a ditch off the road so I wrote my number and said I'll be right back in 2 windows I went to get straps and help to pull it out when I returned 20mins later the police was there said they were impounding it for an investigation couldn't tell me where or when or how to get it I couldnt... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Aug 19, 2019

Im not too sure what the question is.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: How many times can a lawyer in TN be charged with a crime and still be able to practice law?

2 dui's and wearing ankle alcohol monitor.

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Aug 19, 2019

Those are misdemeanors and it is up to the Board of Ethics and the Supreme Court whether they can still practice.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Do I have to testify if I want to drop charges how do I do so it was for agg assault and kidnapping attempt on myself

This occurred in May between my unborn son father and myself. He was recently arrested! I have health issues! My sister recently passed away! I am just no longer wanting to pursue this charge against him! On a personal note I am on state probation for a situation that occurred back in 2014 I am... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Aug 19, 2019

Just because you are on probation does not mean the state can force you to testify. The State can subpoena you to testify and you will have to comply with that. These are very serious charges and the State may still want to pursue it even without your cooperation. You can let the State's victim... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Are there any lawyers who can work with me on a payment plan or doesn't require a retainer fee for a one court appearanc
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Aug 19, 2019

There are lawyers that will work with you but if you are indigent you may qualify for a Public Defenders Office appointment.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Is it possible to get a pro Bono lawyer for a violation of probation failed drug screen
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Aug 19, 2019

If you meet the court's guidelines you may be able to qualify for a Public Defender and those still require a fee.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: If I lied to police about someone stealing my car and they did a hit and run. But I actually know the person driving.

Will I get in trouble for recanting what I said about not knowing who was driving and finally admitting who the driver was?

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 28, 2019

If you know the person that stole the car but you gave them permission to take it potentially you can get in trouble. But if you knew them and didn’t give permission to take the car then no.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: How much time could this carry if it's just a misdemeanor
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 28, 2019

Not too sure what the offense is that you want to know.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Tennessee on
Q: Is it unconstitutional for an SOR to make you register as a sex offender an offense that is not a sex offense

Indecent exposure is not a sex offense in TN and does not require registration, if violation was in TN. If same violation is from another state they make you register

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 28, 2019

If it is required in the state you were convicted in then it is required in Tennessee.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Q: My 15 year has a v.o.p in TN with his p.o. he got arrested in Al for 2 their of property in the 1 St degree. They are in

In a junior. Detention center. His father and I live in TN how do I get him back in tn

Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Jul 19, 2019

He might have to finish his case in Alabama and then handle his TN case.

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